What actually happens in your brain when you remember something?

Here’s a cool infographic that gives a really basic overview of how various areas of your brain contribute to your memory and the process of memory storage and retrieval.

This is a great start point for understanding memory, but if you want to really know the details you’ll need to dig in a little deeper:

You can learn more about repetition (a vital part of learning and memory) in my post on insights on learning from Josh Waitzkin.

You can learn more about how your brain regenerates brain cells in my post on growing new brain cells.

You can learn a ton of specific techniques for improving your memory from You Can Learn to Remember by Dominic O’Brien.


Thanks to Online Colleges for creating the infographic.

Click / press on the image for the full-size version.

An infographic showing how memory works, including details on the brain, how to improve your memory and how memories are created

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