Your memory serves you in practically every task you execute on a daily basis, from "high level" tasks such as school work or complex chores you need to perform on your job and all the way down to basic functions that you perform without devoting too much thought to, such as speaking. Obviously, if you wish to live your daily life efficiently it is very important to maintain a sharp memory.

The memory process involves three key stages:
  • Encoding: the process in which our brain receives and processes data
  • Storage: how we permanently record this encoded data
  • Recall: how we retrieve this data on demand.

Where is the memory located in the brain? The area of the human brain that helps you encode and process new information for storage and future retrieval is the hippocampus. There are two hippocampi, located on teach side of the brain beneath the temples. Damage to the hippocampus is believed to cause Alzheimer's disease, associated with problems remembering or disorientation, or Amnesia - inability to create, store or recall memories. Can we improve our memory? As we get older we become less and less capable of recalling information. Nonetheless, the research has increasingly been showing that regardless of age, a person's memory can in fact be improved through effective and consistent training.

Memory subcategories

Memory is divided into the following cognitive skills:

Working Memory

Your working memory is responsible for "simple" tasks such as memorizing phone numbers, following directions, performing calculations, or simply remembering the answers to questions you have asked.

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To improve your working memory you need to enhance your ability to store items in your memory for a short time and manipulate them, so that important information doesn't get "lost in the shuffle".

Working memory training games increase your memory capacity, ability to complete simple tasks, follow instructions, and help you become more organized overall, thus improving your working memory functionality.

Face-Name Memory

Face-Name Memory is responsible for recognizing and matching people's faces (visual representation) with their names (semantic representation) over the long-term. This is the skill we use to match the face of a person we've seen before with his name.

Face recognition and name recalling is a very important skill used for improving customer loyalty when relationships with guests or customers are involved.

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Spatial Memory is the part of your memory responsible for recording data about your environment and your location in the space around you. It is formed by collecting and processing visual and other information about your surroundings.

Spatial memory is necessary, for example, in order to navigate from one place to another, for the survival of humans as well many other species - animal migration for example.

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