Memory: An Overview of Processes and Theories

However you use it, memory is necessary, but what is it, and how can we be sure we understand it?

What is memory?

Encoding

  1. 👀 Visual encoding (how something looks).
  2. 👂 Acoustic encoding (how something sounds).
  3. 🧠 Semantic encoding (what something means).
  4. ✋ Tactile encoding (how something feels).

Storing

Retrieving

Credit: https://blog.tubikstudio.com/how-human-memory-works-tips-for-ux-designers/

The Dual-Process Theory

Credit: https://ibpsychmatters.com/thinking-fast-thinking-slow

Improving Recall

Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve

Implications of the Future

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Anastasija Petrovic

I’m Anastasija, a 17-year-old interested in the intersection between biotechnology and bioinformatics. I also write about mindsets and emerging technologies!