Testing Our Memory Term Paper by Nicky

Testing Our Memory
A discussion on memory retrieval that includes a description of a memory test.
# 148178 | 935 words | 1 source | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Sep 21, 2011 in Psychology (Memory) , Biology (General)

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The writer briefly outlines the processes that create a memory and then later let us retrieve it. The writer then describes a simple memory test that he took in order to see how his memory is. Finally, the writer identifies the common warning signs that might indicate that there are memory problems that may be more than everyday forgetfulness and should be checked on by a professional.

From the Paper:

"Encoding is the first step in the process that creates a memory. It's a biological occurrence, embedded in the senses, that begins with perception. Memories begin with a perception and are then encoded and stored using electricity and chemicals. Nerve cells connect to other cells at a place called a synapse. All the action in the brain occurs at these synapses, where electrical pulses carrying messages leap across gaps between the cells (Mohs, n.d.)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Mohs, Richard C. (n.d.). How to Test Your Memory. Retrieved April 25, 2009, from How Stuff Works Web site: http://health.howstuffworks.com/human-memory.htm

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