How Memories are Formed and Maintained Paper
The goal of this paper is to understand how the brain and memory processes are intertwined and how certain techniques can improve these processes. In an essay of 1,000-1,250 words, discuss how memories are formed and maintained in the brain through the actions of neural circuitry. Use at least four scholarly resources to address the following questions:
- How are memories formed in the brain (using neural circuitry), and how are they maintained?
- Given what we know about brain mechanisms in memory, are our memories accurate? Explain your answer using information on how memories are stored in the brain. Include an explanation of how working memory is similar to and different from long term memory.
- How can knowledge of the brain and memory systems be used to help individuals suffering from memory problems (e.g., poor memory, amnesia, PTSD)?
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
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You are required to submit this assignment to Lopes Write. A link to the Lopes Write technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.
This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies:
1.3: Compare biological and psychological explanations of the brain and its functions
2.3: Apply critical thinking skills in solving problems related to behavior and mental processes.