Memory is the ability to retain and recall past experiences. It is memory that allows the continuity of the inner life, by surviving the past: without memory we would have only the perception of this. The memory then is not only a specific function to be educated with the exercise, but also a general condition of the whole structure of the human psychic. More
Memory is the ability to recreate in the mind, the experience of life, so how Cicero argued, "is a treasury and guardian of all things", that is the reality. Memory is a "complex cognitive function," which only artificially, may be separated from other cognitive and affective. In other words, memory is an adaptive mechanism essential for survival because it depends from learning and memory strategies and certain types of behavior. The experience and memory, then, become functions that allow you to create a "story", the formation of the feeling of being alive, to create a sense of self founded on a structure in its unrepeatable uniqueness, but also integrated with the person objects and the environment.