In gaining an understanding of the memory system, it is important to recognize that memory functions are happening throughout several distant but interconnected regions of the brain. In this two part episode, we'll tour the parts of the brain at work in the memory process, starting from the front and working backwards.
As each function is described, you can decide where you feel there might be room for improvement.
The Memory Process In A Nutshell
1. external events occur
2. Stimuli encounters the 5 senses
3. Senses transport data to the working memory - holding area
4. central processor - controls how much attention is given to the contents of the working memory
5. Long-term memory - data stored and potentially available for recall
How to Maintain a Healthy Frontal Lobe
-find challenges, be mindful, avoid automatic pilot:
-manage information exposure, practice blocking, discarding, and ignoring