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Tristan Igglesden

on 11 November 2014

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Transcript of Remembrance

What is Memory?
Form 5 scientists researched this question;

They discovered the work and names of influential neuroscientists and developed questions of their own....

Taking photographs at a birthday or a wedding has become as natural as blowing out candles or cutting the cake.
But our obsession with recording every detail of our happiest moments could be damaging our ability to remember them, according to new research....

A study has shown that taking pictures rather than concentrating fully on the events in front of us prevents memories taking hold.
Dr Linda Henkel, from Fairfield University, Connecticut, described it as the "photo-taking impairment effect".


The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease or a series of strokes. Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse.
Why do we only remember some things, not everything?

Why do humans have an imagination?

Why do we need memory?

What does a memory physically look like?

What is the difference between human memory and computer memory?

there are four reasons we forget things

1. Retrieval failure
you might just have filled your memory space so you struggle to catch hold of it.

2. Interference
memories will try and find space by stepping into other memories.

3. Failure to store
maybe your brain just simply does not need a memory.

4. Motivated memory
the brain might try and get rid of a memory if it is disturbing.
The Cortex stores long term memory. This is the ability to hold on to a piece of information temporarily in order to complete a task is specifically human. It causes certain regions of the brain to become very active, in particular the pre-frontal lobe.

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