The brain stores and recalls information by literally changing its structure. Memories become a part of our neural networks and provide a context from which new memories and connections can form.
Dr. David Eagleman is a neuroscientist and best-selling author at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), where he directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action, and the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. Best known for his work on time perception, synesthesia, and neurolaw, Dr. Eagleman appears regularly on radio and television to discuss literature and science.
Your Brain is You was produced by BCM’s Learning Brain project, which is developing interdisciplinary neuroscience teaching materials for BioEd Online (www.bioedonline.org). The project is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the SEPA program, Office of the Director, NIH.
Sincere thanks to my colleague Ian Mulcahy. Ian is currently working towards a PhD in University College Cork. His topic: “How a deeper understanding of mind, brain and education can impact teaching and learning” focuses on how the mind and brain works and how it’s study can effectively improve the learning process. Many thanks again Ian for this contribution!
For more about the workings of the brain, have a look through other blogs in the brain section