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Memory: A cause for a paradigm shift?

Postby skakos » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:10 pm

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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! [http://jeb.biologists.org/content/early/2013/06/27/jeb.087809.abstract, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2360286/Meet-small-yellow-worm-REGROW-head--old-memories.html]

From Bergson to modern experiments, 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 reciever...
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Re: Memory: A cause for a paradigm shift?

Postby James S Saint » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:20 pm

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.
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Re: Memory: A cause for a paradigm shift?

Postby 1Samuel8 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:26 am

skakos wrote: The brain is most probable just a reciever...
.... in planarians, that is for sure.

I am just making this theory up right now: The light provokes a response which is felt elsewhere in the body ---- like, it provokes an increase in stomach acid and the animal feels pain. Eventually, the animal builds a resistance or an increased pain threshold tolerance. Thus, memory in the brain is not necessary nor evidenced.
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Re: Memory: A cause for a paradigm shift?

Postby skakos » Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:20 pm

James S Saint wrote: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.


Very well put. But we interact with the whole cosmos... aren't we? 8)
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