What are memories and how does the brain store them? How does our memory develop as we grow?
- As the brain processes experiences and stimuli, it creates pathways between neurons.
- Pathways between neurons are reinforced through repetition, producing memories.
- Adults typically cannot remember much from before the age of five.
- As the brain ages, brain cells die causing our memory to decline.
The cells in your brain not only respond to your environment, they record it to form memories.
How this is achieved – so you can keep a record of your life history in your head, is one of the greatest mysteries of the brain.
Everyday your brain processes all the sights, sounds ...
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