Today at the age of 21, he lives with his parents, spends most of his time in a wheelchair, and struggles with short-term memory.
Without training, the human brain can hold only about seven items in short-term memory.
There is nothing about Al in 39 Years of short-term memory Loss that is not already a matter of public record.
After lunch, I entered a mental haze: reaction times dropped 12% and short-term memory 11%.
His memoir, 39 Years of short-term memory Loss will be published by Grove Atlantic in March.
short-term memory n.
Abbr. STM The phase of the memory process in which stimuli that have been recognized and registered are stored briefly.
Retention of information that undergoes little processing or interpretation and can be recalled for only a few seconds. Short-term memory can retain about seven items.
Note: A popular example of short-term memory is the ability to remember a seven-digit telephone number just long enough to dial a call. In most cases, unless the number is consciously repeated several times, it will be forgotten.