Referring to experiments on memory during which repeated training sessions are given with short rest intervals between the sessions. The term massed training refers to repeated training sessions with no such rest intervals. Comparisons of the results from both types of experiments have shown that the memory generated immediately after training is short lived and disruptable. During a rest period such short-term memory (STM) is consolidated into a longer-lasting, more stable, long-term memory (LTM). For the consolidation of STM into LTM, the syntheses of the protein products of specific genes are required. See CREBs.
Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.