I have to research and investigate the factors that affect the functioning of memory in the nervous system. I need to determine the organs involved in the memory, the function of the memory, how...

I have to research and investigate the factors that affect the functioning of memory in the nervous system.

I need to determine the organs involved in the memory, the function of the memory, how the memory can be compromised (why it may not work as efficiently or may work more efficiently), and the different factors that may cause this change in the memory.

If you did use some websites, please list them down, because I also have to make a journal.

Thanks!!

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sciencesolve | Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus

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The cerebrum represents one of the three major components of the brain and neural tissue, called the cerebral cortex.

This neural tissue, the cerebral cortex, has an important function regarding memory. The cerebral cortex is split into four regions that enclose both hemispheres, such as the frontal lobe, temporal lobe, parietal lobe, and occipital lobe.

The temporal lobe is involved in the formation of long-term memory, processing complex stimuli, speech and vision. The inner part of temporal lobe is responsible for episodic memory and declarative memory. Episodic memory initially activates the hippocampus and processed information is stored in neocortex, while semantic memory activates the frontal and temporal lobes.

The hippocampus is one of the regions of the brain that is able to grow new neurons and this capacity can be altered by glucocorticoids.

There exist many factors that could cause memory loss, some of them being the following: depression, underactive thyroid, certain medicines, age or dementia.

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wubstep-cat46 | eNotes Newbie

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Thank you for the information, but could anyone else please give me some more information. I don't have a full understanding of the subject yet..

THANKS

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