International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

A Review of Memory Theory
William Sumrall, Reid Sumrall, Daniel Adrian Doss

Memory is a term applied to numerous biological devices by which living organisms acquire, retain, and make use of skills and knowledge. It is present in all forms of higher order animals. The most evolutionary forms of memory have taken place in human beings. Despite much research and exploration, a complete understanding of human memory does not exist. This paper reviews briefly several significant topic areas of memory theory. Topics discussed herein include foundations of memory theory, learning versus memory, coding processes, artificial intelligence, and recent research into memory systems.

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