Theoryabout the Relationship between Short term memory and Long term memory According to Alison Preston, ahelper at University of Texas, the process of upgrading short term memory tobecome a long time memory will be needing the help of the time. this process iswhere a one event in one person’s life will need to have an unforgettablefactor for it to become permanent in one person’s memory storage. As thememories combine in the memory storage it will undergo to sudden changes, themore the memory is longer the more it will become blurry. But if that one eventwill be continued and has other connections to newer memories, there is apossibility that these memory will stay longer and still become intact insidethe memory storage. Every memory has different valueswhether it is worthy to be treasured longer or not. For example, you willremember what you answered what you answer in yesterday’s quiz but if you don’tstudy this question and memorize it you won’t be able to remember it in yourfinals after 3 months.
There are memories that is needed to store longer inour brain like the date of your birthdaybut the events like remembering what’s yesterday’s menu won’t last in ourmemory for the next years and decades. The process of making the memory tobecome long term, relies on the hippocampus. The cells and the movements of theneurons inside the brain will be the one responsible for filtering the memoriesbeing pushed inside the memory storage. If the neuron can communicate withanother neuron, then there is a possible way for the memory to have theunforgettable factor and become long term from being in the short term area.
Over the passing of time the systemsthat supports the cells will become brittle. One person can still remember thatone particular memory but will not remember it very clearly like before. Forexample, the face of your bestfriend in your gradeschool. You may stillremember his/her name and his/her looks, but you will not be able to recognizeshis/her full characteristics. When there is a formed memory,hippocampus will be the one to spread the information to the other memories.Damage to the hippocampus can affect every cell that supports memory storage.
It happens naturally when a person becomes old. They can suffer from having alittle dementia and can sometime lead to the illness called Alzheimer, whereyou will slowly forget all the events that happened into your life one by one.There are many ways to prevent this kind of situations. One important way is tohave a good amount of sleep, water and exercise.
Drinking supplements likevitamins to strengthen memory can also help.