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The Memory Process consists of encoding, storage and retrieval. In this post, we look at the storage and retrieval process.Read More
Have you ever moved house or transferred your possessions to storage? What does it involve? The memory process (also called the anatomy of a memory) can be explained by taking the example of moving house-hold inventory to long-term storage.
This post looks at what encoding a memory is and explores strategies for effective encoding.Read More
Long-term memory involves actual physical changes made to the brain and is virtually limitless. So how does one go about acquiring an elephantine memory? What are the secrets of long-term memory?Read More
Have you see Memento where Guy Pearce has difficulties creating new long-term memories? What that means is that he only has his short-term memory working for him. Think of short-term memory as a temporary holding place for your memories.Read More
I have a tough time remembering names even though I can easily remember faces, events, ideas and concepts. Does that mean I have poor memory? The answer to that is not so straightforward. In this post, I shall explore sensory memory and why that is so important.Read More
Our brain is not so different from a computer after all. Here’s a closer look at the similarities between our memory and that of a computer.Read More
Brain plasticity teaches us that the brain is constantly evolving. 70% of our brain cells change every day. Meditation changes the brain in many ways.Read More
Brain Awareness Week is from March 14-20, 2011. This post is a collection of short videos that can be very useful in classroom sessions and for students to learn on their own.Read More
Everyone knows that multi-tasking means doing more than one task at the same time. Let’s face it, all of us multi-task fairly regularly. But did you know that there are different kinds of multi-tasking?
Neuroscientists are beginning to accumulate plenty of research findings that indicate the second kind of multi-tasking is not conducive to optimum brain function. What are their conclusions?Read More