Forgetting Why We Forget?
By: Zubair Sarwar
Why I chose this topic?
So i wanted to learn more about the disease because the topic said 'Forgetting why we Forget' This research will help me by making me understand better of what people with the disease are going through. As well as for others this will show them what Alzheimer's and the general reason is for us to forget things.
Explanation of The reason we forget things.
As well as in general their are many reasons why we forget things such as, retrieval failure which you feel that the information that you already had is gone, the inability of retrieving memory is the most common reason that we forget things. There is a theory known as the Decay Theory, this theory states that overtime while we obtain more information and transform it into memory the memory that was there before starts to go away it is known as (Decaying from the Brain). Sometimes our own brains can fail at storing and keeping information in them. This is called the 'Failure to Store" Theory.
At this time the brain is aging as we are aging and it can store information still but it still forgets a lot of the memory you had when you might have been younger.
What parts of the brain are being used?
The hippocampus is the part of the brain that stores most of the memory.
What parts of the brain are failing?
The part of the brain that is failing the most is the hippocampus because it stores majority of your memory.
The Research and Psycologist
" Memory is the means by which we draw our past experiences in order to use this information in the present" (Sternberg, 1999).
The hippocampus is located in the middle of the brain next to the hypothalamus.
The human brain is like a computer that can store a lot of information.