Know About Amazing Facts of Memory of Human Brain
The human mind has power to create, exaggerate, or re-invent a memory.
Our mind can remember things that didn’t ever happen.
Recalling something that never took place is called false memory.
Memory storage capacity of human brain is virtually limitless.
Amount of Data our brain can store is around 2.5petabytes which means your brain has as much memory as the entire internet.
Your aging does not have a direct effect on your memory.
Memory loss is generally because you use it less as you age.
Stress hormones which are released during jet lag can damage the memory.
While you are drunk, your brain is incapable of forming memories.
Generally, memories do not decay but without rehearsal these become harder to access.
Human mind’s memories start forming even in womb.
This memory formed in the womb is known as prenatal or fetal memory.
Experiments have shown that children can remember voice or sounds that are played to them during pregnancy.
Human brain has two types of memories-short term memory and long term memory.
Our short term memory can hold 7 things for 20 seconds.
Information first passes through our short term memory before becoming the part of long term memory. There is no single place where a given memory lives in the brain.
The memory is distributed in different parts of the brain.
When the memory is to be recollected, it is timely reconstructed from individual fragments.
Human memories are prioritized by emotions.
Our emotions connect to new information and these act as an indicator of importance.
Intense emotional memories in our mind can be recalled more clearly and these can last longer in your mind.
Memory uses procrastination as an important tool.
If you are not actively focusing on something what you are doing right now, your subconscious starts working on other ideas in the background while you do other things.