We report short-term memory formation in a nonlinear dynamical system with many degrees of freedom. The system “remembers” a sequence of impulses for a transient period, but it coarsens and eventually “forgets” nearly all of them. The memory duration increases as the number of degrees of freedom in the system increases. We demonstrate the existence of these transient memories in a laboratory experiment.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)