AU: 3.0
Programme: PSY(HSS)

Memory is vital for defining who we are, by allowing us to base actions on knowledge gleaned from previous experiences. It also is important for performing everyday tasks so that we can keep track of intermediate stages before a behavior is completed. Research in memory concerns more than pure storage. It also focuses on how memories are used by examining strategic selection, executive processes, and the interaction with other cognitive functions including attention, perception, and decision making. Modern research has focused on discovering the mechanisms of memory by examining the neural basis of memory.