mechanism long term – physical synapse growth short term – electrical 7±2 neuron firing mezzanine – chemical? (no ‘proper’ name) LTP (long termpotentiation) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:GFPneuron.png
long-term memoryrepository for all our knowledge ... and who we are slow access – relative to STM slowly created – rehearsal slow decay, if any huge or unlimited capacity
types of (explicit) LTMepisodic serial memory of events may be hard to recall out of ordersemantic / declarative structured memory of facts, concepts, skills links and associations http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Tyger_BM_a_1794.j
associativeconcepts linked to one another finding a start point? external cues recognition vs. recall e.g. menus vs command line
explicit memoryepisodic & semantic memory explicit / conscious you know that you knownot all memory like that ....
implicit / tacit knowledgemotor memories playing an instrumentautomatic reactions Pavlov and Skinnerexpert knowledge http://www.flickr.com/photos/protographer23/358987856/
linkedfrom explicit to implicit proceduralisationfrom implicit to explicit introspection and externalisationimplicit associations activate explicit recall