Brain Process Memory

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The brain processes memory in three stages. Think of your brain like a computer. The first stage is called encoding. The brain records usable information in your memory. The second stage is storage. The brain uses that recordable information and stores it to be used later. The final stage is retrieval. The brain the recovers that recordable information that was stored to use at a later date.
There are three types of memory: sensory, short-term and long-term. First, a split-second memory of sight, sound and other senses is sensory memory. Driving down the highway, I heard a car speeding towards me. The car nearly side swiped me. I smelled the burnt rubber as it swerved to miss me. I tried to quickly look at the license plate, but the car was driving fast. I caught a first glimpse of the plate, but could not remember it. This is an example of sensory memory. Information that is not retained is forgotten. The information that is retained is then stored in our short-term memory.
Second, short-term memory remains in the brain for a short period of time, maybe 25 seconds unless it is reiterated over and over again to be preserved longer in the
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Long-term memory can be stored permanently. If you review material for an extended period and it is significantly important to you, it can be forever left in the memory then also tough to recover. Long-term memory has two parts. The first is declarative memory which consists of periods, details, etc. For instance, I was born in November. It is an actual detail which makes it declarative memory. Declarative memory is also distributed in semantic and episodic memory. Semantic memory is periods or information about the world. Episodic memory is memory of occasions at a specific time, place or setting. An occasion in my life that I remember is the first time I met my husband. The second is procedural memory. How to drive a car is an example of procedural
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