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Edited by Nagi G Barakat, Roger Buchdahl. The Royal Society of Medicine Press, 2005, £19.95 (US$35 (approx); €30 (approx)) (paperback), pp 196. ISBN 185315685
“One picture is worth ten thousand words” (Frederick R. Barnard, 1921). Current studies of the human memory make a functional division of memory into short-term and long-term memory. Both types store and remember information as “chunks” but there is a distinct difference in the number of these “chunks” that can be retrieved. Short-term memory can retrieve a …