Long And Long-Term Memory: The Development Of Memory

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Development of Memory
There is no single place where a given memory lives inside the brain.
Memories are scattered across the brain in the many regions we have. However, there are a few different types of memories which are: Declarative (also known as Explicit) which this type of memory is about facts and events, and then there's Nondeclarative (also known as implicit) which has more to do with your skills and habits, priming, simple classic conditioning, which is where your emotional response and skeletal musculature comes in, also, nonassociative learning. The common ones that most know of are short-term and long-term memory. Have you ever wondered how the brain develops as you get older and why we remember the things we do? Our memories
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To begin with, Long-Term Memory is the memory in which you remember things that happened a few minutes ago, a few days ago, or even years ago. In long-term your brain has weak and strong memories. Strong memories are based upon events, procedures, or facts. Weaker memories are based upon information that someone or something has to remind you about. Inside long-term memory are other types of memories known as: Explicit (Declarative), and Implicit (Non-Declarative). Explicit memory is typically what most have in mind when they think of memory. It's based upon consciously remembering events and facts. Inside of Explicit there are other forms of memory such as: Semantic and Episodic. Semantic is your general knowledge. It's what allows us to say something not knowing exactly where or when we learned it. Episodic Memory is based upon our personal experiences. It is what allows us to remember simple things such as trips, or even what you had for dinner the following night. In the Episodic memory there is Autobiographical memory which is where your memories are made over time and along the way of life. However, in Autobiographical the…show more content…
In a child younger than three or four have a harder time remembering things when they get older. Some researchers have even said that young children don't form memories, but that is false. However, their memories may fade once they get older or older memories are sometimes replaced with newer memories. Some may not even remember simple things such as their third or fourth birthdays. Also, other researchers think that this has to do with cognitive and language skills. According to Psychology Professor Carole Peterson: “this is not the case. Very young children can still recall past events.” Peterson also said “As young children get older their first memories tend to get later and later, but around the age of ten their memories crystallize.” Researchers have even done tests to check the memories of children. What they did was asked 140 kids in the age range of 4-13 to describe their earliest memories, then they would ask them two years later. They had to estimate the age they were at the time and parents were to confirm it. By doing this they found out that ages 4-7 showed very little overlap between the memories they called first and remembered them two years later. Peterson said “Even when we repeated what they told us two years before, many of the younger children would tell us it didn't happen to them.” ⅓ of the children ages 10-13 described the same earliest memory during their second interview. More than half of the memories were recalled the same at

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