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Memory Essay

  • Submitted by: shelbyfrerich
  • on December 4, 2011
  • Category: Psychology
  • Length: 658 words

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Below is an essay on "Memory" from Anti Essays, your source for research papers, essays, and term paper examples.

Memory are things we have learned which is etched into our brain, that we can always recall for future references. Researchers like to think of memory as a computer. Just as information is typed   on a computer and is saved it to the hard drive, humans are able to do the same and both are able to access the information and any given time (Feldman 2006). When we learn something from an experience, the lesson is stored in our brain and we are able to retrieve the lesson anytime.  
Everyday people are using their memory. Whether it's brushing your teeth or working at a job, people are recalling on their memory. Working at The Virginia Harris Cockrell Cancer Center at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center I have to recall many things from memory, so I am able to do my job without serious errors. I have to remember the purposes of multiple chemicals, and what their dangers are. Additionally, I have to recall which mice are which. This includes whether they are a wild type (has normal genes), transgenic (has a human placed gene), or a knockout (has the gene gone completely). Without calling upon my memory, it would be impossible for me to get through a day of work without making a mistake, or ruining the whole experiment for my team and costing thousands of dollars.
There are two main types of memory, short-term and long-term. Long-term memory is information that we will never forget. We can recall this information   at anytime during our life. For instance, my dad and his his brothers and sister started a band, called the Midnight Owls, when he was 8 years old. They were able to learn the music by listening to the song, pin pointing each individual note made by each instrument. Through their analyzing of each note, they were then able to practice the song and, as a result play it accurately. They have yet to learn how to read sheet music. Although, the years they haven't played as much, they still remember what each song sounds like, and how to play it....

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