Badly, perhaps. But even if you struggle to recall information on a daily basis, all our brains are wired in much the same way—and it requires quite a few steps to remember anything at all.

Each and every memory is registered in the brain, but they're not all encoded—that's why you forget names as soon as you hear them. But even then a process of consolidation—where the memory is cemented in your synapses—must get underway if you're to have any chance of recalling it later. As this video explains! [Head Squeeze]