How Memory Works: Infographic

January 12, 2012

For many years I’ve been fascinated by workings (and failings) of human memory. If not for the continuous autobiographic stream of our memories, how would we know who we are?  Can we always rely on our memories to be an accurate record of our past?

The best single volume reading on the topic has to be Daniel Schacter’s Searching for Memory: The Brain, the Mind, and the Past. I’d also highly recommend Eric R. Kandel’s book, In Search of Memory, which I’ve previously written about.

For a quick overview, here’s an excellent infographic from on the subject. . .click on image for larger size.


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