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Effect of Short Term Memory with Visual Perception of Numbers People have always wondered why they were able to remember certain things but forget others After cramming for a test why do you usually forget all the information over the next few days When people cram for tests they have a tendency to use Type I rehearsal which is repetition Repetition is when you say the same thing over and over again until you memorize it Type II rehearsal is elaboration Elaboration is trying to connect what you are learning to something you already know Elaboration is very effective An example of Type II rehearsal would be the acronym of HOMES HOMES could help a person remember the names of the Great Lakes - Huron Ontario Michigan Erie and Superior by using the first letter of each of the great lakes name Given the overall importance of Short Term Memory there could be factors that cause certain people to have a better short term memory than others An experiment was done by Ronald B Gillam to see if specific Language Impairment Children had the same memory capacity of average 16 year olds Gilliam asserted each participant was tested at a level that was consistent with his or her auditory short term memory span The study concluded that the specific Language Impairment Children have difficulty either retaining or using phonological codes and tests that require multiple mental operations Gilliam et al 1998 p913 Proper information such as that given by Gillam could suggest that there are many complications concerning memory Even after studies and experiments have been done there are too many questions dealing with Short Term Memory however these experiments and studies help us learn more about Short Term Memory Short Term Memory is greatly complicated but there are things to help improve memory As stated before you could use mnemonic devices like Homes Another good way to ensure
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