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I recently read an interesting article in The New York Times. The article provides answers to many intriguing questions emerging in our brain…
IN ONE EAR AND OUT THE OTHER
Article by Natalie Angier, Published: March 16, 2009, NY Times
Welcome to the human brain, your three-pound throne of wisdom with the whoopee cushion on the seat.
In understanding human memory and its tics, Scott A. Small, a neurologist and memory researcher at Columbia, suggests the familiar analogy with computer memory.
We have our version of a buffer, he said, a short-term working memory of limited scope and fast turnover rate. We have our equivalent of a save button: the hippocampus, deep in the forebrain is essential for translating short-term memories into a more permanent form.