How does short term memory become long term?
Likewise, people ask, how long does it take for something to become long term memory?
In general, when anyone refers to memory loss (formally known as amnesia), they are actually talking about long-term memory. So, cognitive psychologists divide memory into the first 15-30 seconds, and they call this short-term memory, and alllllll the rest of memory that lasts beyond 30 seconds is long-term memory.
Correspondingly, what part of the brain converts short term memory to long term?
The hippocampus is housed deep inside the medial temporal lobe. This part of the brain helps to transfer short-term memory into long-term memory.
Short-term memory loss is when you forget things you heard, saw, or did recently. It's a normal part of getting older for many people. But it can also be a sign of a deeper problem, such as dementia, a brain injury, or a mental health issue.