The Importance Of Object Recognition

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I have often wondered how one attains the knowledge, that it requires in order to recall specific objects throughout one’s daily life. Chapter four covers object recognition quite adequately, however it does not really focus on how, and when one starts to acquire such knowledge of object recognition, and if such knowledge is attained due to the experience of the objects. Does this process of object recognitions begin at birth, or does it begin later on in one’s life, is it the actual experience of the object that leads to the memorization, or is it due to the visual aspect of the object? Object recognition is an extremely interesting subject, and one that is continually being studied. In my personal opinion, I strongly feel that object recognition …show more content…
I have always been intrigued with how the memory works, and why one’s memory only remembers certain things but not all. Memory, with or without it, plays an extremely important role within any individuals daily lives. It would be very difficult to function daily if one did not have some memory capabilities. I have often wondered why the human brain does not retain all the information received in one’s lifetime. It leads one to believe that if the brain were to retain everything in one’s lifetime, it would most definitely cause some sort of havoc within the human mind. I find that I remember things easier if what I am trying to remember peaks my interest. I am less likely to remember something if I could care less about the subject, or just trying to memorize something in general. I find it odd that I am good at remembering phone numbers, but horrible at remembering birth dates. The topic of memory leads one to question why each individual’s memory capabilities are completely different. Why do some people retain more information than others? It leads one to wonder whether the different techniques work differently within each person. I have tried some mnemonic techniques throughout my lifetime, and I have found that for myself specifically, some work better than others, and not all work for me. I feel strongly that if I can attach new memories to other experiences, and memories that I …show more content…
It goes more in depth of the learning strategies for one to learn, in order to retain information in long term memory versus short term memory. As I stated earlier, I feel that each individual learns differently, and what works well for some may not work as well for others. I feel that more research in this particular subject would be greatly beneficial to many individuals in educational settings, as well as in the workforce settings. I feel that research is a core component of any field of psychology in which psychologists gain valuable knowledge of key subjects, whether the research backs up the claims or disproves them. The subject matter covered within this topic gives one insight as to the many different types of learning techniques that one can apply in order to attain, and store new knowledge for future retrieval. As a student myself, I feel that more studies in this subject area would be greatly beneficial to all ages, genders, and ethnicities in regards to keeping information in one’s long term memory. Another important learning technique that was not discussed within the chapter, would be mentoring as a form of a learning technique for memory. I fully believe that mentoring is an important part of learning for any individual, whether the individual is young or old. It is a way for individuals to pass on valuable knowledge they have acquired to others. I find this aspect to be very

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