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How does your memory work?

How does your brain lay down and retrieve memories? Your brain is made up of 100 billion neurones. As you grow and develop, these neurones are 'wired up' to each other, and communicate through thousands of connections - synapses. Memories are formed when certain connections are strengthened.

Memories are formed when certain neuronal connections are strengthened.
Memories are formed when certain neuronal connections are strengthened.
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