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How does your memory work?

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Memories are like mental snapshots of our past experiences, knowledge, or events stored in our brains. They include things we’ve learned, felt, seen, or heard, and they influence how we understand and interact with the world around us. Memories can be something we actively remember, or they might affect us subconsciously.

How do we make and keep a memory and what happens when we try to remember it? This Head Squeeze video from 2014 explains:

“When you need to recall a memory, the brain calls on your memory network. The hippocampus and other parts of your brain work together to rebuild that memory. To remember something your brain goes through the following process:

β€’Β First your brain consciously registers the memory, this is called encoding.”

β€’Β Next, the brain must consolidate the memory.

β€’Β The last step is called retrieval.

“The best way to improve your memory is to keep remembering the same thing, over and over. This strengthens the neural pathway to the memory.

“There are other things you can do to improve your memory; get a regular sleep pattern, eat a balanced diet, and exercise often. Oh and keep your brain active, this will actually increase the physical size of your brain.”

strengthening the neural pathway
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