Neuroscience and the Classroom: Making Connections
Introduction: The Art and Science of Teaching
- long-term memory
- A term used to describe the neurocognitive system that retains information, most typically described in two forms. Declarative memory includes subdivisions of episodic and semantic memory, referring to specific episodes or facts, respectively. Procedural memory includes knowledge about how to complete tasks or procedures.
- short-term memory
- A term used to describe the neurocognitive system that retains a finite amount of information for a short period of time.
- ventromedial prefrontal cortex
- An anatomical location in the brain. This region is in the lower half (ventro), deep between hemispheres (medial), in the front portion (prefrontal) of the brain.
- working memory
- A term used to describe the neurocognitive system that simultaneously stores and manipulates information for a short duration. Multiple models and definitions of working memory are actively being explored in research.