Have you ever wondered why when people are 60 years old they can still remember events from their teenage years? Chapter seven discusses and describes the memory of humans in detail. Sensory memory, short-term memory, and long-term memory are the three headlines of human memory. What I found most interesting about this chapter was how the human memory can endure specific events for years, even decades, and sometimes permanently. The brain works in a specific way to get information into our long-term memories. There are three major processes of memory: Encoding, storage, and retrieval. Encoding refers to the process of getting information into our memory banks. To encode something, we must attend to it first. Following encoding comes storage. Storage refers to the process of keeping information in memory. In essence, this means, "filing away our memories". Finally, the last process of memory is retrieval. Our memories are reconstructive, often transforming our recollections to fit our beliefs and expectations. If someone suffers from long-term memory loss it usually results from failures of retrieval: Our memories are still present, but we can' access them. So next time you are recalling an old memory, remember the three processes that allow you to.
60 Year Old Memory Wiz
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