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What are three basic types of memory?

The three basic forms of memory are short-term memory, which refers to memories that can last from a few seconds up to a couple of minutes; intermediate long-term memory, which can last for days or weeks; and, long-term memory, which involves memories that can be recalled for years, or possibly an entire lifetime.

To understand how memory loss works, it is important to understand how we store our memories.

From a physiological perspective, a memory results from chemical, or even structural, changes in synaptic transmissions between neurons. A pathway is created as these changes occur. This pathway is called a memory trace. Signals can travel through the brain along these memory traces.

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