How does the brain store information?

This article describes about how the brain stores information in it. This function is called as memory. Read further to understand the function of the brain to store information.

We read about how the brain along with the nerve synapses take care of the sensory information. We read about how a minimal number of sensory information are taken into consideration and processed to give a motor or action response. We also read how the response signal is passed from nerve to nerve to reach the end organ/muscle to create the resultant action.<

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Thus, the most important sensory signals get a immediate response. The rest of the signals are put on the back burners to be processed at a later time. This storage happens in the cerebral cortex. The basal regions of the brain and the spinal cord can also store information through the limited memory function.

The nerve synapses possess a quality which is termed as Facilitation. The synapses become more able to pass on a particular signal at every consecutive opportunity. Over the time, even if the response is not present, the synapses can generate the same response. Going further, if there is a modification or change in the sensory information, the brain then compares the new information, and thus decide whether to change the existing memory, thus, the existing way of thinking or to deny the new sensory information and continue with the existing way of thinking and processing information.

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