Learning and Memory

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Learning and Memory

Sandra Lattin, Mykkia Combs, Katrice Johnson, and Stephanie Fuller

University of Phoenix

Learning and Memory

Psychologists have been analyzing and debating the nature of memory and learning since the 19th century. It has been argued that learning and memory are virtually inseparable. There are lots of questions surrounding memory and learning and this is an attempt to answer a few of those questions. The following paper explores the neuroanatomy of and moral processes related to learning and memory, as well as explain the relationship between learning and memory, and last but not least discuss the importance of lifelong learning and brain stimulation to longevity and quality of life.

Learning and memory are two very important parts to a person's life. It is very important for people to understand how much their learning and memory are needed and sometimes both of them get taken for granted.

Without learning a person would not be able to think, speak their language or even other languages, and take in and understand the world around them (Wickens, 2005).

Learning is defined as the taking in and possession of new information (Wickens, 2005). The ability to learn is something that is rarely ever thought of. Many people go through school and their everyday lives and do not realize that when they sit in a classroom, sit at work, or even just walking down the street they are learning new things all the time. All of the new things that are being learned everyday will mostly be stored in one's memory and a person may not even notice it at first. Memory and learning go hand in hand. There can be no learning without memory (Wickens, 2005).

Memory is defined as the ability...