how do we recall a specific memory?


Can someone explain me how do we recall a memory?
I was trying to find the name of a boss in a game I was playing 10 years ago, it took me like 15 minutes.
If the information is in our brain, why can’t we access it right away?

In: Biology

Your neurons are like a road system, and some memories have fewer routes to get there. The things you can recall faster have more access roads, because you’ve related them to multiple other things in your life. That’s why it’s helpful to jog your memory by thinking of other things in your life at the time of whatever you’re trying to remember.

Interesting extra tidbit- memories can be extremely unreliable because every time you remember something, you’re actually remembering the last time that you remembered that thing, so it could have been re-written incorrectly.