There are two types of memory: short-term and long-term memory. You already know that, right?

As it turns out, if you said “yes”, you’re wrong. It was a trick question.

There are actually seven types of memory. Long-term memory has 5 memory sub-categories that aren’t widely recognized (explicit, implicit, episodic, semantic and procedural). I’m not going to talk at all about those here, but I just wanted you to have this information so you can bring it up at your foo-foo gatherings and sound like an intellectual. You’re welcome.

That aside, let’s talk about short-term memory before I forget.
(See what I did there?)