What is memory?

Memory

In psychology, memory is the processes by which information is encoded, stored, and retrieved. Encoding allows information that is from the outside world to reach our senses in the forms of chemical and physical stimuli. In this first stage we must change the information so that we may put the memory into the encoding process. Storage is the second memory stage or process. This entails that we maintain information over periods of time. Finally the third process is the retrieval of information that we have stored. We must locate it and return it to our consciousness. Some retrieval attempts may be effortless due to the type of information.

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Some articles on memory:

Program Counter - Hardware Implementation
... the CPU places the value of PC on the address bus to send it to the memory ... The memory responds by sending the contents of that memory location on the data bus ... instructions are stored alongside ordinary data in memory, and handled identically by it) ...
Time Immemorial
... time extending beyond the reach of memory, record, or tradition, indefinitely ancient, "ancient beyond memory or record" ... a time before legal history and beyond legal memory." In 1275, by the first Statute of Westminster, the time of memory was limited to the reign of Richard I (Richard the Lionheart), beginning 6 July 1189, the ... In 1832, time immemorial was re-defined as "Time whereof the Memory of Man runneth not to the contrary." The plan of dating legal memory from a fixed time was abandoned instead, it ...
Memory Management
... Memory management is the act of managing computer memory ... The essential requirement of memory management is to provide ways to dynamically allocate portions of memory to programs at their request, and freeing it for reuse when no longer needed ... Several methods have been devised that increase the effectiveness of memory management ...

More definitions of "memory":

  • (noun): The area of cognitive psychology that studies memory processes.
    Example: "He taught a graduate course on learning and memory"
  • (noun): The cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered.
    Example: "He can do it from memory"
    Synonyms: remembering
  • (noun): The power of retaining and recalling past experience.
    Example: "He had a good memory when he was younger"
    Synonyms: retention, retentiveness
  • (noun): Something that is remembered.
    Example: "Search as he would, the memory was lost"

Famous quotes containing the word memory:

    Like ultraviolet rays memory shows to each man in the book of life a script that invisibly and prophetically glosses the text.
    Walter Benjamin (1892–1940)

    With a tongue like a razor he will kiss,
    the mother, the child,
    and we three will color the stars black
    in memory of his mother
    who kept him chained to the food tree
    or turned him on and off like a water faucet....
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    One learns little more about a man from the feats of his literary memory than from the feats of his alimentary canal.
    Frank Moore Colby (1865–1925)