Memory Article

Synapses: a joined point between two nerve cells, made up of a minute gap across where impulses pass by the diffusion of a neurotransmitter

Potentiation: The increase in strength of pathways along nerve impulses which have been used previously, either short-term or long-term.

Rapport: A harmonious relationship in which people or groups understand each other’s feelings or ideas and communicate well.

Cognitive: concerned with the act or process of knowing/perceiving

Consolidated: making an object physically stronger or more solid.

To remember something your brain goes through the following process. First, your brain consciously registers the memory, this is called encoding. Next, the brain must consolidate the memory. The last step is called retrieval.

The best way to improve your memory is to keep remembering the same thing, over and over. This strengthens the neural pathway to the memory. There are other things you can do to improve your memory; get a regular sleep pattern, eat a balanced diet, and exercise often. Oh and keep your brain active, this will actually increase the physical size of your brain.

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