Three things I learned
- That there are two types of memory, explicit and implicit memories. One being conscious memories the other being unconscious memories, each gets broken into smaller pieces.
- Mnemonics. I didn’t know that there was a word that could be used to describe techniques of remembering. This is neat, although the word is something that I find hard to remember.
- Lastly, I learned how the long-term memory and working memory work together to process and retain much of the information that we learn daily.
Two things I found interesting
- The way that they explained the long term memory to be like a cabinet. I like this because I have always thought of my brain as a filing cabinet, where something goes to track down the information that I need at a given time.
- I found it interesting that parenting styles could so drastically affect the development of an individual. But it makes sense when you start to think about the reasons and see correlations between your own behaviours and the ways that your parents raised you.
One question I still have
- how is it that we can know so much about the memory and the ways in which it works, but still have so little understanding about the way the brain functions and how behaviours are created in an individual?