Memory (from latin memorĭa) is the psychic faculty whereby humans happen to remember and recall the past. The Word can also designate remembrance or the mental image that we have of the past, and the presentation of events, data or reasons related to a certain subject.
In addition, masculine, the memory is a complete presentation of a subject for consideration (to the title of a master, for example). In addition, a memory can be a statement of the amounts due / debts by a customer to a business.
A memory can be written (a book, for example) where the author tells his own life or exposes some facts of it to bring to the attention of someone. This can be the same author or someone else's life.
Lately, in the field of technology (computer science), the memory (memory) feminine word can also designate any physical device used to record and store data.
On human memory, it is worth mentioning that it is the brain function of synaptic connections between neurons. Following the time reuniting, we distinguish between the short term memory (a consequence of the simple excitement of the synapse to the strengthening or Transiently awareness) of the long-term memory (a permanent strengthening of the synapse through the activation of certain genes and the corresponding protein synthesis).
Unlike the memory of animals, which acts on the basis of their present needs, human memory has the ability to contemplate the past and plan the future. According to some scientists, the man is used to a ten-thousandth (0.0001) part of the potential of his brain during his life.