Memorizing our memories improves

How to improve your memory

Each of us has experienced it before: we leave the living room to get something from the kitchen and when we get there, we no longer know what it was. As soon as we go back the way, the memory comes back spontaneously. Is such an experience dubious? Where do we have our thoughts? Forgetfulness is actually nothing unusual and to a certain extent normal - individual memory interruptions do not yet have any disease value.

The memory is not perfect, not even in healthy people. In fact, we quickly forget most of what we experience. And that's just as well. We live in a fast, high-tech world in which the flood of information never stops. We are exposed to innumerable impressions every second. We are constantly making new experiences and learning new things. Even at night in our sleep, we unconsciously take in impressions.

Our brain filters the information and especially stores those that could be of importance to us in the future. Our brain succeeds in doing this thanks to our memory, i.e. the ability to store new information in the brain and make it available again. Without memory, our life would be inconceivable.

The primary reason or the “original function” of memory is to store information in order to better adapt our future behavior to the requirements of the environment. Memories of beautiful experiences and moving moments are a decorative accessory and do us emotionally good.

Our brain stores a wide variety of memories. Memories are not stored in a certain place, like in a system of drawers, but are stored as fragments in many places in the brain. The advantage here is that in the event of an injury, not all memory contents are immediately lost and these are only partially attacked by the age-related decline in memory.