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Essentials of Psychology: Concepts and Applications 5th Edition

Essentials of Psychology: Concepts and Applications (5th Edition)

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Section 6.3: The Biology of Memory
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Chapter 6, Section 6.1, The Brain Loves a Puzzle, Exercise 01
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What was this invention that changed the world and how was it based on the workings of the human brain?

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These are network connections through which the brain and body communicate.


A Local area network is a form of technological network that has many computers and devices associated with a common communications line. Through this, the other devices share the resources of one link. 


It is similar to the brain's neural network that is used to encode (the biological process that begins with perception through senses), store (a method of placing new information), and retrieve (process of remembering information stored in the long term memory) memory in the human brain.


Nerve cells in the brain create complex memory circuits by connecting with other neurons. These networks facilitate the transfer of information by collecting data and providing a response. These networks are spread throughout the brain to encode and store memory while performing other communication-based functions.

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Local area networks (LAN) were developed using the brain's neural network. 

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