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Summary Of Human Memory: The Basics By Michael E. Martinez

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In the article “Human Memory: The Basics” written by Michael E. Martinez, The author compares human thought processes to how a computer processes information. He compares short-term memory to RAM (random access memory), which theoretically serve the same purpose, to use and store data that is relevant in the current moment. Also, he compares the hard drive of a computer to our long-term memory, which both store data that are not currently needed but will be revisited in the future. Furthermore, he explains that we have some differences that make humans more suitable for social interaction, for example, photographic memory may be looked at and praised, but according to a case the author accounted a man well known for having photographic memory
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