Understanding the Human Brain

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According to research, a normal person checks his phone at least 47 times every day. For the people between the age of 18 and 24, they check their phones twice the normal people. Scientists have used this research to explain why people have difficulties processing information fed to their brains nowadays. In fact, the research has shown that smartphones have played a huge role in affecting the way we think, talk and even walk. New York University’s Emotional Brain Institute executive Joseph LeDoux recently said that people don’t see the need of processing useless information as it is readily available at Google. At this institute, his main role is to determine how memories are formed by the human brain. As a result, the recent development in technology has altered our brains regarding what information it should store or filter. He further said that the human brain has been left with a lot of cognitive space as there is no need to fill the brain with trivial data. However, the question that remains today is what people choose to remember. As a result, the experts say that there are two kinds of memories. There is what he referred to as explicit and implicit. According to the executive, explicit deals with the memory that is created as a result of conscious experience.

On the other hand, implicit memory is the memory that forms when we are affected by past experiences. For starters, this kind of fear affects us unknowingly. A good example is people who sweat when they meet a dog that has ever bitten them. Being a dangerous situation can invoke this kind of memory. At the same time, we should remember that memory is a fallible thing that contains the ability to change with time. What people dot understand is that whenever you recall an event from the past, you manage to bring the memory to your short-term memory. At the same time, people see memory as a photographic recording while it should be seen as a reconstruction. This is what differentiates our brains from computers. A memory specialist from the University of Missouri known as Nelson Cowan says that people don’t understand that they can gain more by concentrating on a single task. He further says that people who call themselves the masters of multitasking end up losing a lot. At the same time, scientists have agreed that the brain has not limitations are the moment.

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