Science of Memory

Basics

Wellness and Prevention

Overview

Humans depend on their memories for many things, including the ability to learn, organize activities and plan ahead for the future. Health experts are studying the science of memory and revealing valuable insights.

According to scientists, memories are formed as a result of connections between neurons in the brain. New connections (synapses) are formed each time a new activity is learned. The more a person participates in a particular activity, the stronger the synapses and associated memories tied to the activity become.

The amazing flexibility and capacity of the brain’s nerve cells as well as the interaction of brain chemicals contribute to the science of memory.