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Memory span is an interesting term, where by many studies are conducted worldwide to know what is a memory span for a particular being. We heard about several people who possess photographic /eidetic memory. We meet some person in life who even after several years remembers our name and minute details. This all creates a kind of curiosity surrounding memory and its functioning. Memory involves delicate coordination between 3 processes that are used to acquire, store, retain and later retrieve information. This memory is not stored in brain as books stored in a library, but it is widely distributed throughout the brain cortex in the scattered form . After consolidation, long-term memories are stored throughout the brain as groups of neurons that are prepared to fire together in the same pattern that created the original experience, and each component of a memory is stored in the brain area that initiated it (e.g. groups of neurons in the visual cortex store a sight, neurons in the amygdala store the associated emotion, etc). Therefore there is no complete loss of memory even though one of the areas of brain is damaged.

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Date Added : 19-12-2014