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Memory Models

Psychologists have developed models to conceptualize how cognition takes place in the brain. These models can be useful in designing and assessing tasks associated with human-to-system interfaces. Different theorists have different models, and these models are subject to change as more is learned about cognition.

Brain imaging technologies are helping us to understand the functions and interactions of different brain parts and to verify or refute memory models. The human brain is highly complex, and we are still learning about the mechanisms used to process, store, and retrieve information.

fMRI Differing Response Patterns to "Faces" or "Houses" in the Ventral Temporal Cortex of the Brain*

* National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Research, Dr. James Haxby et al.



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