“Long-term memory retention and recall of collected personal memories” by Gyorbiro, Larkin and Cohen

  • ©Norbert Gyorbiro, Henry Larkin, and Michael F. Cohen



Entry Number: 90


    Long-term memory retention and recall of collected personal memories



    To remember important information, we often take pictures and arrange them into collections. Photos can also be gathered and organized via personal lifelogs and social media websites which may include contextual metadata such as location, participants, rating, and even emotional tags. However, memories and connections between places, events, and people can be difficult to recollect. Memory recall in our brain can depend on several factors: emotional level, context variability, loss of information during encoding, etc. As time passes, memories are gradually forgotten or become altered, e.g. due to collision with newly encoded information [Yi Chen 2010].


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