Hey guys! I’m here to give you guys more insight on my daily documentaries! I hope I’m curing your boredom while being quarantined and inspiring you guys to watch more documentaries. Not all documentaries are boring, you just have to find the ones that are interesting for you. For example, today, I watched two documentaries both relating to psychology and how the mind works! I’m really into the functions of the brain and the way people think, so my mom, found some documentaries that she thought I would be interested in. Today, I watched two documentaries both by Explained. The first one that I watched was Memory and the second one was Dreams. I’ll be talking about the Memory episode in this post but go check out my other post on the Dreams episode!
Before I get into it, Netflix released some new features to make the whole social distancing thing a lot easier! Netflix made a watch party feature where you can sync up a movie, add your friends, and chat at the same time! If you guys are interested I highly recommend that You guys check it out for yourself!
Anyways, you guys know the drill! I’ll be sharing things that I liked and things that I learned about the documentary.
Things I Liked:
- I like how it showed how inaccurate our memories are. The episode featured people recalling memories they had about 9/11 but they were very inaccurate.
- I like how it showed the part of the brain that somewhat stores your memories and how memories are triggered by the brain.
Things I Learned:
- Your memories can be categorized as implicit and explicit. Implicit memories that use past events to remember them without thinking about it. Explicit memories are a memory you can easily and intentionally recall and recite.
- The hippocampus is a structure in the brain that plays a key role in memories and learning.
- We forget the tiny details of past experiences so the brain will fill in these tiny details with false occur
rences which a reason why our memories can turn out to be very inaccurate.
- Your mind switches from memory to imagination all the time.
- Living a healthy lifestyle can better improve your memory.
The Mind Explained is super interesting so if you are interested in psychology like me, I would really recommend that you watch this series! Anyways, I hope you guys had an amazing day and please stay safe!