Long-Term Memory

By Renée Grinnell

Recall for events which occurred anywhere from a few days prior to decades ago. Also known as remote memory, long-term memory differs structurally and functionally from short-term memory.

Example: Because the patient can describe stories from his childhood in great detail, his long-term memory has clearly remained intact.

    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 15 Feb 2009