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How Your Brain Stores Information

The human brain is the most complicated device you'll ever own. It's helps you move stuff, feel stuff and - occasionally - remember stuff.

Quite how your grey matter keeps a tab on all the information you consume is a minor mystery. Science has a pretty good idea what each section of your brain does (if it does anything at all), but given the numbers involved in mapping brain pathways (the average adult brain contains 100 trillion synapses) it's all a bit complicated.

This guide from mindflash.com is a neat introduction to the intricacies of the human brain, from its cortical and sub-cortical structures to the Baddeley model of information retention. Be sure to store it away in your temporal lobe for future reference in the pub quiz biology round.

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(Images: mindflash.com; Shutterstock)

(Via: Daily Infographic)