Short/long term memory

memory - short and long term memory
@PhMaker (250)
United States
January 18, 2007 10:37am CST
Why some things stay in long term memory & some in short? whats the reason?
4 responses
@superbren (859)
19 Jan 07
i thought it was something to do with the brain , there are two parts to your brain and often if someone has a head injury after an accident they damage the part of the brain which controlls the short term memory or the part of brain which controls long term memory
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@PhMaker (250)
• United States
19 Jan 07
Yeah there certainly is something about the brain, but what exactly? thats what i would like to know
• Nigeria
18 Jan 07
In a recurrent network, information is stored in two distinct ways. The activations of the units are a function of the recent history of the model, and so form a short-term memory. The weights too form a memory, as they are modified based on experience, but the timescale of the weight change is much slower than that of the activations. We call those a long-term memory. The Long Short-Term Memory model [1] is an attempt to allow the unit activations to retain important information over a much longer period of time than the 10 to 12 time steps which is the limit of RTRL or BPTT models.
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@PhMaker (250)
• United States
19 Jan 07
Thanx, that was a very detailed and helpful reply. I didnt know much detail about it
• India
19 Jan 07
this is a gift of god
@ThulsZ (784)
• India
18 Jan 07
i will give an example for this.. what you think will be in your mind but what you are speaking will be in your mouth...similarly what should run will be in RAM