24 Hour Memory "Cross Patterning"


24 hour memory or cross pattern. The corpus callosum connects the brain's right and left hemispheres. When we read, the left brain decodes words, while the right brain puts these words together into a complete thought or mental picture to help us comprehend what we read. A student with poor cross patterning may be able to decode words, but not comprehend the meaning or vice versa. Students with poor cross patterning commonly have poor short-term memory since information is stored in different parts of the brain, and must be merged for recall.