How does your memory work

Why does our brain store memory separately into long-term and short-term memories?   This short film explains just how memory works…


When you need to recall a memory, the brain calls on your memory network. The hippocampus and other parts of your brain work together to rebuild that memory. To remember something your brain goes through the following process:

First your brain consciously registers the memory, this is called encoding.

Next, the brain must consolidate the memory.

The last step is called retrieval.