How does the Human Brain Store and Retrieve Memories
There are many parts in the human brain that are involved in memory retrieval or remembering past events. One complex part of our brain is the long-term memory, where new information and experience from our short-term memory gets transmitted through the hippocampus – found under the cerebral cortex. This important limbic system structure has been the focus of interest for neuroscientists as it relates to mental disorders including Alzheimer’s disease, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, amnesia and epilepsy. This infographic attemps to give some light on how does the human brain store and retrieve memories when you try to recall something. See also Neuroplasticity: Rewiring the Brain and the History of Autism.