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Studies show people learn new memory techniques faster, and retain them longer, when the training involves task-specific practice. Memory training techniques definitely have their place in improving memory and well-being. Techniques for memory control and memory enhancement have been well documented.
Absentmindedness - When a person intends to perform one action but unintentionally does another.
Attention - The process of orienting to the world around us and the contents of working memory.
These are not necessarly indications of memory loss but could be signs of stress, work stress or just day dreaming.
Major memory and functioning centers of the brain.
Cerebellum - The bulbic structure at the back of the cortex that is involved in balance and movement and in establishing motoric memories.
Latin for "little brain": the cerebellum—located below and behind the occipital lobe of the cerebral cortex—is composed of two small hemispheres that regulate muscular coordination, voluntary movement, and balance. It also gives us our sense of our own bodies and where they are located in space, called "proprioception." For example, without the cerebellum, we would not recognize how far apart our legs were from each other, or where our limbs were located as they rested. Some theories hold that the cerebellum retains rudimentary memory capacity for reflexes and sequences of motor activity—what we would call "muscle memory," such as those required to ride a bicycle again after years have gone by since the last time one did. The cerebellum is connected to the brain stem via three bundles of nerve fibers called peduncles.
Cerebral cortex - Composed of neuron-dense "gray matter,"the cerebral cortex is often called the cortex or "the brain". The cortext consists of the outer layer of the cerebrum. The brain has a surprisingly large surface area of 230-465 square inches. To fit all that valuable gray matter into our relatively small cranium, the cortex is pleated into folds (gyri) and grooves (sulci). The largest of these folds and grooves serve as dividers, separating the brain into two distinct hemispheres, each with four lobes.
The cerebral cortex, is responsible for all higher thought processes. It manages and integrates information from all of our sensory organs, initiates movement and more complex actions, controls emotions, warehouses our memories, and gives us the ability to plan and think abstractly.
Cerebrum - The uppermost portion of the forebrain is called the cerebrum. It is the "thinking" center of the brain. It is often regarded as the "brain."
Memory loss is something that affects us all from time to time, particularly during stressful or hectic periods. However, if you feel like you're constantly struggling to recall people's names or find yourself coming back from the shops having forgotten the very thing you went out to get, this can soon become extremely frustrating and distressing. Doctors normally put this kind of forgetfulness down to a normal part of the ageing process and there's even a medical name for it - "age-related cognitive decline", or ARCD.
While we may not have a definitive answer to your particular memory loss problem there are things each of us can do to make sure that improved memory and memory loss are studies that indicate we have some control over memory loss and or memory control.
Studies also show that fish oil containg DHA and DHL are possibly responsible for protecting the brain from diseases such as Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's disease - A disorder that typically leads to an obvious loss in short-term memory and long-term memory. This disease, can work slowly over a long period of time to strip one of proper brain functions.
Studies on Improving Brain Function