Fundamentally, the memories of represent the changes that make people who they really are. The habits, ideologies, hopes, and fear are some of the factors influenced by what people are able to remember in the past. At the most basic levels, people often remember due to the connection that exists between the neuron changes of the brain. The memories represent the changes that define people since it is predictive of what someone is likely to become in the future. Moreover, people are able to remember things easily if at one point they have been exposed to similar scenario. As a result, what people remember from the past has a lot to do with what they able to learn and understand in the future (Kingsolver, 1991). Through understanding of the memory, people are able to understand the roles of experiences that are shaping their lives, which is a critical tool for ensuring effective learning in every situation. By exploring the nature of the memory, it clear that it results in problems especially while defining its relationship to truth and self-identity that in most cases people are involved in. Most people search for their personal identity through their memories, which is not enough to grant peace, security, and a sense of belonging that most people crave for when establishing their personal identity (Graf & Ohta, 2002). Besides, it is crucial to understand the relationship between the human culture and the existing natural world. The major factors driving most people to recover the past memories are the fear of nonexistence, being viewed as nothing, or existing nowhere with the hope of just establishing their personal identities.
Memory plays an integral part in several aspects of people’s lives allowing them to recall the past experiences, navigate through the environments, and learn new responsibilities. From such point, the information regarding the memory is assumed to have certain features reflecting the conditions under which the representations of the memory were attained. Judgments concerning such sources are made through evaluation of the amount and nature of the features. However, the inaccuracies of such recalls tend to vary depending on the retrieval situations (Baddeley, Eysenck, & Anderson, 2009). With the complexities involved in understanding the memory, misattribution of the memory might exist which involves retaining the memory through erroneous recollection methods. Nonetheless, such conditions might occur if people are unable to monitor and control the factors influencing their attitude while establishing judgment and during the time of information retrieval. Therefore, memory is often adapted with an aim of retaining the information that likely required within an environment that one operate which makes misattribution to be the reflection of the current attitudes.
From the nature of the memory, it is clear that it is the mother of all wisdom, treasury, and the guardian of all the things that people are familiar with. Life might unfold chronologically for the body and for the bureaucracies keeping track of such things like births, expulsions, and deaths. However, the memory does not play such games in similar manner since it often manages to confound the desires associated with tidiness. To some extent, the memory is deceptive since it is colored with the events that are presently occurring. The other factor that makes understanding the memory difficult is the fact that time moves in a single direction while the memory in another (Harth, 2014). It is important to note that no memory is ever alone since each of them is always at the end of an array of memories with each of the trails having its own associations. The human memory could qualify to be marvelous bout a fallacious instrument. The memories that people posses are not curved in the stones; they never tend to become erased as time elapse, but are prone to the changes or increments through incorporation with other extraneous features. Since it uncontrollable, the memory might be one of the greatest friends but the worst enemy.
Life is all about memory, which makes it very important, even in the learning activities. Acquisition of knowledge is a process that involves absorbing and storing the new information within the memory, the success often gauged by how proper the information can be remembered in the future. Such processes depend much on the representation and the organization of the knowledge. In addition, it is possible to influence the utility of the knowledge through the manner in which the information are structured. Similarly, the acquisition of knowledge can be improved through consideration of the purpose and the function of the desired information. There is a close relationship between the memory and the indigenous knowledge systems. It is clear, at this point, that the cultures are never merely the intellectual constructs as most people perceive them since they conform with the collective intelligence and memory through various aspects such as psychology and emotions by both spiritual and the artistic communion.
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