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What is memory?

Memory is multidimensional. We have conscious recollection of recently encountered information. This is referred to as new learning. The immediate memory for events that have just happened is called short-term memory. Quick, or short-term, memory is in contrast to what is called long-term memory. Our brain seems to have different banks for memory, the immediate bank and the long-term bank. Memories move from the immediate bank to the long-term bank by a series of neurochemical processes in our brain.

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