Short-term memory can keep information for somewhere on the order of 10 seconds up to 30 seconds, when the information is not being actively rehearsed.
It has a limited capacity: we can remember things before them vanish.
- We can use the chunking method to remember more things.
If you want to remember a information beyond a few seconds, it may get stored in your long-term memory.
It mostly encode memory acoustically, but also retain visuospatial images.