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Short-term Memory and long-term Memory Research evidence, theory's and studies supports the perspectives which suggest long-term memory and short term memory are all separate shops. Short term memory is a system for storing information for short amounts of time. Some investigators (e.g. Atkinson and Shiffrin 1968) see short term memory like a temporary storage depot for incoming information, whereas other people (e.g. Baddeley 1986, 1990) prefer to use the term 'working memory' to indicate its own lively, flexible facets. Long term memory, on the other hand, holds a huge amount of data which can be kept for extended periods of time. The information kept in this shop is diverse and broad ranging and contains all of our private memories and basic understanding. Many studies are conducted to confirm the viewpoints that short and long term memory are distinct shops. In 1966 Baddeley completed a study of encoding in short term memory and long-term memory. Baddeley planned to support earlier research that showed short term memo...