My guest blogger for today is Sonu Singh. This is an interesting article about how our memory works with tips for increasing long and short-term memory.
How Does Memory Work?
Have you ever wondered just how memory works? You’d be amazed at how your brain processes information and retains it in the long run.
The information that you receive each day is stored in your brain by observing the sensations it takes in. Your senses are used to review the sight, sound and taste of many things. The senses that you have are then moved over to the hippocampus, a part of your brain that reads these perceptions, and moves them into a single thought that you may notice.
This all works provided the brain cells you have are secure. Pulses around your cells are used to help fill in the details on what you are seeing and experiencing. The pulses are made to help give you the ability to recall different things based on what you experience.
Your short term memory involves something that is going to be recalled for only a few seconds or minutes at a time. This is often due to the substantial amount of activities that you might experience in your brain. You can only process so much at a given time. However, it may be a little easier for you to store if a few things are done:
- Your memory could be divided into fragments that are easier to recall.
- You may choose to associate a memory with something.
- Repetition is often a key to recalling something for a longer period of time.
Did you know that the process for remembering things in the long run involves working with several sections of your memory? The key for this involves making sure that you rehearse your information so it can be easier to recall. This includes repeating and reviewing information often so you can have an easier time recalling it. The key is to make sure that you use your memory often or else you will be at risk of losing it.
The sections that you could be working with for memory purposes include spots dedicated to many points. These include the following factors:
- Episodes of your past experiences
- Procedures involving how to do things
- Semantic memory to figure out what ideas or concepts you want to go with
Interestingly enough, your long term memory may cater to very specific subjects or topics. It is often easier to have a greater memory about one thing than it is to have a memory about multiple things in your life
The way memory works varies based on how information is stored. How much time you have for reflection is important in assisting you in recalling a number of points.