How Memory Works

The following is republished from “The Conversation” (13/12/2016) under creative commons.

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Comic explainer: how memory works

Jee Hyun Kim, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

We recall thousands of events and procedures every day, but what is memory?

In this comic explainer, The Florey Institute’s Dr Jee Hyun Kim explains how memory works, why we recall some things more easily than others and what we can do to improve our retention of those events and facts that we really want to hold onto.

Illustrations by Wes Mountain for The Conversation.

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Jee Hyun Kim, Head of Developmental Psychobiology Lab, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

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