Building Memory Muscles
use strategies to help your brain remember better
What is your earliest memory?
How good is your memory?
This is your short-term memory in action: your working memory. But information can pass into your long-term memory, where it stays for days, weeks, or even your whole life.
- how to do things and facts
- things that have happened to you
Your memory of how to do things like riding a bike will allow you to do something automatically once you have learnt how.
Facts, such as names, events, and places have to be consciously retrieved.
To do any of these things, you need to instantly retrieve and use many different bits of information.
Many researchers think that working memory is the key to human intelligence - enabling us to solve problems and plan ahead.