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Memory is one of the most puzzling parts of the brain How can our brain store more information and thoughts than an encyclopedia and weigh less then three pounds The brain gives us the ability to act on our own To think say and do things we want to do all occur because of our brain The brain controls our movement our thoughts and our memory Memory the process of storing and retrieving information in the brain consists of three main types short-term long-term and ancestral all which can be comparred between genders Memory is the process of storing and retrieving information in the brain It has three main functions recording storing and recalling One records information in the brain by permanently putting it into memory for later retrieval Most people decide what is important to record and what is not Storing information in the brain is conducted so information can be retrieved and compacted for later use Recalling is remembering the stored information Memory adapts to peoples needs and is a necessary for our way of life Yesavag 21 Memory decides how long to store something depending on the event The information it stores is called traces or chunks and is stored in the deep temporal lobe mid-brain medial temporal lobe and other various places Later these traces or chunks are remembered There are four types of remembering Recall recollection recognition and relearning Recall is remembering something from the past Recollection involves reconstruction of events based on cues that serve as reminders Recognition is remembering that refers to the ability to correctly identify previous encountered stimuli as familar And relearning is material learned a second time Relearning is the best evidence of memory because when something is learned again it is familiar and seems like it was known before Relearning is having the information retaught to you a second time A type of memory that doesnt have recall recollection recognition or relearning is Short-term
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