With examinations round the corner, memory is again at the centre of public discourse. Find out how your memory works from the mind of leading neurosurgeon, Dr N K Venkataramanaa.
Memory involves neural, electrical and chemical processes among others and several steps like registration, consolidation, storage (retention) and recollection. Registration depends upon the attention span, concentration and interest. During consolidation memory becomes organized and is stored for years. Repetition, rehearsal and sleep help the consolidation process. Recollection is most important for utilizing memory effectively. A calm mind exhibits better attention and focus thereby facilitating superior registration.