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I’ve heard stories recently about people’s memories being poorer during the pandemic lock-downs. I do kind of feel mine has gotten worse. Reading these stories made me realise I don’t really know much about memory. What actually is a memory? How do they work? Where can I find them in my brain? Fortunately for me (and for you), I’ve been working with a year 10 student, through a girls in STEM mentoring program called Curious Minds. Kaede has been researching memory, and is here to give us the lowdown on what’s going on in our brains. Our brains are constantly receiving input from our environment and storing these events and experiences as memories. Memories are “made” of networks of brain cells (neurons) that form…

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