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working memory


Short-term memory (S.T.M) is part of the memory storage system which is capable of storing material for a brief period of time and to some extent it determines how well the rest of your intelligences are utilized. Short-term memory has two important characteristics. First, at any one time it can contain seven, plus or minus two, "chunks" of information. If S.T.M tries to acquire more items than it can handle, the middle items will often be displaced. Second, items remain in short-term memory around twenty seconds. Substantial evidence exists to support a general dependency of reasoning upon short-term memory capacity. The longer information is stored in short term memory the easier it is to manipulate information needed in the execution of complex cognitive tasks (e.g., learning, reasoning, and comprehension).

If you can hold many items of information in your short term memory then you have a good attention span. If you also have the ability to "catch-on" to new information fast and are good at solving problems involving many variables then you should look into a career which rewards memory skills.

Here you will find suitable careers for when memory abilities are your strongpoint.

Short term memory

Example question:

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Suitable careers

  • Actors
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  • Government Property Inspectors
  • Instructional Coordinators