Human Memory: What It Is and How to Improve It
What makes us remember a detailed story that had occurred in the past? Why don't we ever forget how to drive a car? How do we naturally let flow complicated phrases of long songs?
In these examples, the memory appears as a process of information retention in which our experiences are archived and then recovered when we recall them. Memory is intimately associated with learning, which is our ability to change behavior through experiences that are stored in memory. In other words, learning is the acquisition of new knowledge, and memory is the retention of this learned knowledge.
Thus, learning and memory are the basis of all our knowledge, abilities, and planing, making us consider the past, to place us in the present, and to predict the future.
Types of Memory
Remembering and Forgetting
The Brain Mechanisms of Memory
The Brain's Growth
Loss of Memory
How to Improve Your Memory
Test Your Memory
Memory: A Contribution to Experimental Psychology
Memory and False memories
Mindsport. Photographic memory training
Remembering Made Easier
Recovered Memories of Sexual Abuse: Scientific Research & Scholarly Resources
Memory and Dementia
Silvia Helena Cardoso, PhD, psychobiologist, master and doctor in Sciences by the University of São Paulo and post doctoral fellowship by the University of California, Los Angeles. Associate researcher of the Center for Biomedical Inofrmatics, State University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil. Correspondence
Center for Biomedical Informatics
State University of Campinas, Brazil
Silvia Helena Cardoso, PhD
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