How Can YOU Improve Your Memory?

Tips to improve Memory - Memory Project by Ashlea Evans


The way the human body works is truly mind-blowing. One of the most interesting parts of the human body to me would be memory. Memory is what stores everything you've ever learned, experienced, or thought of. The research done over human's memory may lead to cures to diseases involving memory, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease. My research done today may help me in learning more about the human brain's memory process and how memory is stored and what we are able to do to improve our memory.


The human brai­n holds memories like a library stocks books. The brain's most important part when it comes to memory is the hippocampus. The hippocampus has the most responsibility, it controls the new releases of short-term memory while putting materials for the permanent collection of long-term memory in order. Different kinds of memory are stored in different areas of the brain, not just the hippocampus.


Patient HM


William Beecher Scoville, a psychologist and neurosurgeon, removed a patient's hippocampus, the part of the brain the contains most of the memory, in order to stop the patient's epileptic seizures. In the surgeon's success, Henry Molaison was able to live life without having seizures constantly, but would no longer be able to remember anything for the rest of his life.


1. Memory based on what you saw vs. what you hear is called visual and auditory memory.

2. The storage capacity of the human brain is limitless.

3. The average adult is capable of remembering 50,000-100,000 words.

4. Your memory can associate with a specific smell or song.