Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

The nature of forgetting from short-term memory

Paul Muter a1
a1 Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G3, Canada


Memory and forgetting are inextricably intertwined. Any account of short-term memory (STM) should address the following question: If three, four, or five chunks are being held in STM, what happens after attention is diverted?