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The ability to recall information from the past is what is known as memory. There are two types of memory: short-term memory and long-term. Short-term is responsible for small temporary memory that can allocate past information within minutes and seconds. Long-term memory that is responsible to store large information for an extended period of time for months and years. Evidence shows that with increase exercise there is an improvement in memory retention/ cognitive function over time (Coles, 2008). People, more specifically college students, utilize their memory every single day, for example to recall an important note that the professor covered. There are different tests that can be used to measure the amount of information that can be retained. One of the tests is known as the Running Span Test which is a list of unpredicted items which at the end have to be recalled (Bunting, 2006).


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