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My project is about whether or not people can remember an image through a 24 hour time period. I am going to show two different groups a picture (I’ll tell the kids to not focus on one). One image will be simple, while the other will be complex. I will then wait 24 hours and I’ll come back to the two groups. I will then ask them which picture they remembered most. The picture they remembered most would have went into long term memory, a filter in the brain which is intended to store memories that will not be forgotten for a while. The one they forgot would have went into either short-term memory or sensory memory. Sensory memory is the shortest type of memory, even shorter than short-term memory. The phrase “Long term memory” signifies that the thought that the person is talking about will be remembered the most. According to the early neurological work of Karl Lashley and Wilder Penfield, (human-memory.net, n.d) it is clear that long term memories are not just stored in one place of the brain, rather spread throughout it. Our memory, as a whole, makes us who we are (Mohs, n.d). There are three key areas in your brain that help you through daily life, the brainstem, the cerebrum, and the cerebellum. The brainstem which includes the medulla, the pons and the midbrain controls breathing, digestion, heart rate and other autonomic processes. The cerebrum is the largest part of the brain. It makes up 75% of the brain by volume and 85% by weight and is divided by a large groove, known as the longitudinal fissure. It divides the frontal lobe into two hemispheres. The cerebellum controls balance and motor skills like making a domino chain or putting together a puzzle. It is also involved in some cognitive (mental process of acquiring information and understanding it using your senses, thought and experiences) functions such as attention or language. Long term memories are kept throughout the brain as groups of neurons that are prepared to fire together in the same pattern that created the original experience. Neurons can prime together almost 10 000 times! (Huganir, n.d) Memory storage is therefore an ongoing process of reclassification resulting from continuous changes in our neural pathways, and parallel processing of information in our brains. Forgetting, then, is perhaps the temporary or permanent inability to retrieve a piece of information or a pattern that was previously recorded by the brain.Information is channeled to the hippocampus, the brain region that is needed to form new memories and is the only part of the brain that generates neurons regularly (Miller, n.d). The hippocampus links all of the relevant information together and encodes it into a new memory by forming new synapses (King, n.d). Now, where do memories go after that? Newer memories, once consolidated (made stronger), appear to reside in the hippocampus. But, as more memories are formed, the neurons that represent a specific memory, migrate further into the cortex. As a result, memories are stored throughout the brain(theguardian.com, 2015).