chapter  2
The nine lives of short-term memory
WithAIMEÂ E M. SURPRENANT AND IAN NEATH
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In this chapter we review nine arguments that have been used, at one time or another, to support the idea that there is a fundamental difference between short-and long-term memory. For each point, we show why there is no support for the idea that there exists a separate short-term memory that follows fundamentally different laws than long-term memory. We thus wholeheartedly endorse Melton's (1963) claim that results from experiments on short-term memory are readily interpretable in terms of factors known to operate in long-term memory.