Human Body

Nerves and Senses

What is memory?

Memory is the ability to recall information and experiences. Memory and learning are related because in order to be able to remember something it must first be “learned.” Memories may be facts or skills. Memory “traces” have been described traditionally as concrete things that are formed during learning and imprinted on the brain when neurons record and store information. However, the way that memories are formed and represented in the brain is not well understood.


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