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Adaptive changes in human memory: a literature review
Adaptive changes in human memory: a literature review

Author(s): Piotr Sorokowski, Agnieszka Sabiniewicz
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Psychology, Neuropsychology, Behaviorism
Published by: Fundacja Pro Scientia Publica
Keywords: adaptation; environmental changes; long-term memory; short-term memory; working memory; sensory memory

Summary/Abstract: The paper contains a review of the literature concerning memory abilities and human senses performance under different environmental circumstances. A number of studies indicated that environment has a significant impact on human senses functioning. It can affect it in a mechanical way, by a chronic exposure to potentially harmful substances or processes in different work environments. Also, some cognitive abilities that have evolved to perform evolutionary essential functions lost their importance because of the change of environment impact. Moreover, training can be a source of improvement of both human senses and cognitive abilities, as well. That might suggest that, while using, under different environmental circumstances different cognitive abilities develop. We take into a particular consideration human memory and its role, show current studies in this field and suggest new research directions.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 79-87
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English