The human Memory problem.



We may think we know where memory is stored, but we do not. Science has not figured that out yet. We have pinpointed areas of the brain which play a ROLE in the memory formation/ management (like the hippocampus), but we do not know the EXACT place where memories are stored. [see. Francis Crick, “Memory – From Mind to Molecules” by Larry R. Squire and Eric R. Kandel]

There are cases of animal experiments when a large portion of the brain was removed (and the part where scientists thought the memories were stored, according to the EEGs) but the animals continued to remember what they have learned! A recent example of such an experiment to its extreme was conducted with a worm: after the worm was decapitated, it grew a new head and still remembered all it had learned! (1)

From a-priori knowledge of Kant (where do we “remember” what “quantity” is?) to Bergson to modern experiments to holonomic brain theory, I believe the memory problem is one of the key problems that will lead to a paradigm shift in the modern materialistic neurology…

The brain is most probable just a receiver…

As a friend of mine said “Organic memory isn’t stored in any specific location, so they can keep looking forever. Such memory is inherently stored throughout the nervous system and even within the organs. Every interaction that causes hysteresis, causes memory”.

But we live in the cosmos, and we interact with it…
Could that mean that memories are stored everywhere?

In general the idea of the brain being just a receiver is not as weird as it looks.

See a TV. Watch closely.

It generates image. You open it and see things inside it “work”.

It generates image?

ALL data we have is equally compatible with the “brain generates consciousness” as well as with the “brain is a receiver of consciousness”. (yes, if you break the TV you will not see images any more…)

But there are many good indications (from the Princeton non-local consciousness experiments to the NDEs and the lack of success in locating memory) which strongly suggest something most people do not wish to see…

It is like we remember something…

Something important…

Something we have forgotten and we are just too close to re-discovering it again. In our quest for the truth we must remember not to be too hasty in our conclusions. Most of the times what is obvious is also wrong.

The cave. Remember your failure at the cave…

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Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos (or Spyros Kakos or Spyridon Kakos) [Σπύρος Κάκος] is a thinker located in Athens, Greece. He has been the Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. Spiros has a diploma in Chemical Engineering, an MSc in Advanced Materials' Technology, an MBA in Decisions' Science, a phD in the use of conductive polymers in PCB industry and is still learning. He also worked as a technical advisor and a researcher in the Advanced Materials sector for many years in the past. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He is the creator of Huo Chess, one of the smallest micro-chess programs ever that is perfect for educational purposes. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy, as well as the philosophy of the irrational. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. Since our thought is dictated by our assumptions, the only way to free it and know cosmos as it is, is to think irrationally and destroy everything we have built. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans. We should stop thinking in order to think. Credo quia absurdum!

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