The more you know about your memory, the better you’ll understand how you can improve it. Your baby’s first cry…the taste of your grandmother’s molasses cookies…the scent of an ocean breeze. These are memories that make up the ongoing experience of your life — they provide you with a sense of self. They’re what make you feel comfortable with familiar people and surroundings, tie your past with your present, and provide a framework for the future. In a profound way, it is our collective set of memories — our “memory” as a whole — that makes us who we are. Most people talk about memory as if it were a thing they have, like bad eyes or a good head of hair. But your memory doesn’t exist in the way a part of your body exists — it’s not a “thing” you can touch. It’s a concept that refers to the process of remembering. In the past, many experts were fond of describing memory as a sort of tiny filing cabinet full of individual memory folders in which information is stored away. Others likened memory to aneural supercomputer wedged under the human scalp. But today, experts believe that memory is far more complex and elusive than that — and that it is located not in one particular place in the brain but is instead a brain-wide process. Let us embark in this intriguing topic. I cannot wait to read all your interesting opinion about it.
While participating in this blog please keep in mind:
How memory works
Do you have a good long-term memory?
What do you think about institutions that claim they can teach “memory improvement methods or techniques”?
Any other contribution you may wish to add.