Greek translation: αφού σχηματιστεί/διαμορφωθει/δημιουργηθεί μια ανάμνηση
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English term or phrase:
After a memory has been forged
αφού σχηματιστεί/διαμορφωθει/δημιουργηθεί μια ανάμνηση
English term or phrase:After a memory has been forged
10 mysteries of the mind revealed
1. How a memory is made
Let's say you meet someone new. The first time you see her, you take it all in: the length of her hair, the sound of her voice, that fresh shampoo scent that follows her around. As you're fumbling for an opening line, your hippocampus, a sea-horse-shaped area in your brain's temporal lobe, has already converted all these external stimuli into a memory. All potential memories must go through this mental gatekeeper before they take root in your mind. But the hippocampus is just a holding area, the first step in a complex process. After a memory has been forged, it's disassembled into its various sensory components, which are then distributed throughout the brain. Later, when you think of the person or happen to hear her name, see her face, or smell her hair, the components are drawn together again.