mental faculties and processes involved in storing and retrieving information
There are two types of memory: short-term and long-term memory, or known as working memory and reference memory.
- Short-term memory, the ability to keep information in mind for a short time, like remembering a phone number long enough to find a piece of paper.
- Long-term memory, the ability to remember things long after they happen, like remembering a holiday you had last year.
The Greeks considered memory (Mnemosyne) as the mother of Muses, for without her there would be no art and no science.