Human Memory

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Human Memory The human memory is one of the most interesting things to learn about but also one of the most challenging. In this essay I will explore the human memory and how it relates to the following things: information processing theory, nature of sensory register, and the role of attention. I will also explain to the best of my ability the nature of the working memory, how the brain connect new information with prior knowledge and the nature of long term memory. Finally I will provide strategies as to how a person can transfers something to their long term memory and how a person can enhance retrieval of information from their long term memory. As technology has advanced thorough the years the human brain has been compared to…show more content…
Long term memory is divided in to two types of memory-explicit(conscious) and implicit(unconscious). Some examples of things that might be embedded in your long term memory might include-a favorite vacation from your childhood, your wedding day or the birth of your child. Some of your memories will always be in the front of your brain but others you might have to work a little harder to retrieve. There are several things a person can do to transfer something from their short term memory into a long term memory. One way to transfer information into long term memory is to keep repeating it. For example i before e is a helpful spelling pattern we learn as children. We apply it whenever we are trying to spell words and those two letter are next to each other. Another way to transfer information into our long term memory is to use acronyms i.e. PEMDAS is used when completing math problems with multiple steps. Having the ability to retrieve information from our long term memory is something we learn to do better as we get older. Children are asked to remember a lot more information then we are as adults. Here are some strategies that will help anyone retrieve things from their long term memory: prior to a test allowing them to take a practice test, and when trying to complete complicated things write them down in steps. There are two main types of memory, short term and long term. The key part to our brain

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