The Oddness of Memory

Memory, it is an odd part of our psyche. We remember some things and tend to forget others. We have vague memories and very vivid memories, and those vivid memories are created when we created them with more than one sense. Our senses touch, taste, smell, sight and sound all work together to create our memories.

The creation of a memory is called encoding. If we encode with only sight we are more likely to have an encoding failure than if we encode with scent. The encoding will also be stronger with about any other sense other than sight. After the actual encoding it goes to our short term and then to our long term. Long term memories are not permanent they can be overwritten if not recalled, although never all the way, if we experience something similar or it is thought about it never really goes away it just remains, namely as a fragment.

About Thain

I am a high school senior with a strong interest in psychology and philosophy; my interest in psychology stems from my analytical thinking, I analyze just about everything. It is similar for philosophy except that everything is more in theory than in fact. These all compound to create the reason why I joined HNWF; self help type stuff has a lot of psychological principles in it and surrounding it. I joined because I was surrounded by it and the idea of being part of it interested me.

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