Human Memory Organization.

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Human Memory Organization.


Human memory organization, from the outside, seems to be quite a difficult thing
to analyse, and even more difficult to explain in black and white. This is
because of one main reason, no two humans are the same, and from this it follows
that no two brains are the same.

However, after saying that, it must be true that everyone\'s memory works in
roughly the same way, otherwise we would not be the race called humans. The way
the memory is arranged, is probably the most important part of our bodies, as it
is our memory that controls us.

I think that it is reasonable to suggest that our memory is ordered in some way,
and it is probably easy to think of it as three different sections : short term,
medium term, and long term memory.

Short Term : This is where all of the perceptions we get come to. From the
eyes, nose, ears, nerves etc. They come in at such a rate, that there needs to
be a part of memory that is fast, and can sift through all of these signals, and
then pass them down the line for use, or storage. Short term memory probably has
no real capacity for storage.

Medium Term : This is where all of the information from the short term memory
comes to be processed. It analyses it, and then decides what to do with it (use
it, or store it). Here also is where stored information is called to for
processing when needed. This kind of memory has some kind of limited storage
space, which is used when processing information, however the trade-off is that
is slower than Short term memory.

Long Term : Long term memory is the dumping ground for all of the used
information. Here is where the Medium term memory puts, and takes it\'s
information to and from. It has a large amount of space, but is relatively slow
in comparison with the other kinds of memory, and the way th

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