A Conversation for Memory

My take on "memory"

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when i was a kid, i used to think of memory as a library inside our brains with books being specific memories. this analogy is not completely incorrect, but it's a bit misleading. the neural correlates of memory are as follows:
Memories are probably more like specific "ghost" patterns of previous specific neural activations that occurred [and, thus, correlated] with past experiences. the residues of these patterns remain... like imprints [neural structural and neurochemical changes allow this], some more immutable than others...when something leads to re-activation of these patterns, smiley - magic then we experience "memories"... smiley - biggrin,

ps: These patterns that correlate with memories are widely distributed throughout our neural networks. that is why the analogy of discrete books in a library is misleading.

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