is basically a three step process:
There are two subtypes of this memory.
The first subtype is short-term memory, which is for facts that
have to do with the task at hand. All that you just learned about the
three steps of memory is in your short-term memory. If the information
is relevant enough for you to keep, it will be moved to long-term memory.
If the brain were a computer, it could hold more than a million times more "data" than any other comptuer in the world!