Monday, March 4, 2013


      We all have memories which are strange and amazing. We can define memory as a huge library that can include an infinite amount of information, and changes constantly. In other words it migrates between the parts of the brain. It can be influenced by environment, age, genes, and other parts of the brain. Actually, all the parts of the brain play a role in memory but some parts have more effects on it. For instance, the neocortex updates our memory every night. It transfers some of the information that is captured during the day from short term memory to long term memory. Thus, we can still remember important events or objects which are transferred to long term memory several years later.

      The physical features of memory remind one of a GPS map. When each new instance of memorization occurs, a new network bridge is formed between the brain cells. If someone's brain links up more than one connection or a stronger bridge between two things such as names and faces, this information can be remembered for a long time. We can also improve our memories by using the same method. We should try to form a link between two or more things in order to keep them in our minds longer. Remembering  also depends on focusing, and the major point in focusing is  paying attention.

      Countless research is still continuing  about memory. We might learn more interesting qualities of memory in the future. I think the most important point is that we should protect our memories from harmful effects and we should try to keep them alive by practicing because remembering is our most valuable ability. 

                                                                                    Mehmet Furkan Polat 
                                                                                    Pre-Int V

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