Our brain is composed of different areas. Even though specific roles can be assigned to each brain area, it is difficult to establish an accurate map because many interactions exist between the different areas so that our brain fulfills its different functions.
Nevertheless, lesions observed in patients have made it possible to identify the brain areas most involved in our five memory systems: working memory, semantic memory, episodic memory, perceptual memory (also called sensory memory), and procedural memory.
You can visualize these different areas in the sketchnote below, which has been produced by a medical writer from our team for the “Observatoire B2V des Mémoires” (B2V Memory Observatory).
You can also learn more about how our memory works by looking at this sketchnote in context.