Memory refers to the processes that are wont to acquire, store, retain, and later retrieve information. There are three major processes involved in memory: encoding, storage, and retrieval. Human memory involves the power to both preserve and recover information we've learned or experienced. As we all know, however, this is often not a flawless process. Sometimes we forget or misremember things. Sometimes things aren't properly encoded in memory within the first place. Memory problems can range from minor annoyances like forgetting where you left your car keys to major diseases, like Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, that affect the standard of life and therefore the ability to function.The study of human memory has been a topic of science and philosophy for thousands of years and has become one among the main topics of interest within cognitive psychology. In order to make new memories, information must be become a usable form, which occurs through the method referred to as encoding. When the information has been effectively encoded, it must be put away in memory for later use.Much of this put away memory lies outside of our mindfulness more often than not, aside from when we really need to utilize it. The recovery procedure permits us to bring put away recollections into cognizant mindfulness.     

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