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1 Learning Targets I will discuss the definition of memory. I will learn about the science behind how memory works.

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3 Take your memory out of the closet What is memory?

4 Take your memory out of the closet Memory: the faculty by which the mind stores and remembers information. This definition creates problems. Memory is now seen as a process.

5 Take your memory out of the closet On a conscious level, memories appear as distinct and unconnected mental events. On a biological level, each of those memories involves millions of nerve cells, or neurons, firing chemical messages to one another.

6 Take your memory out of the closet Memory is the probability that certain patterns of brain activity will occur again in the future. In effect, you recreate a memory each time you recall it. Whenever you learn something new, your brain changes physically by growing more connections between neurons. There is no limit to how many memories your brain can encode.


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