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    How is our brain able to store and memorize information?

    Do we have a memory atom, is there any connection to the way we use to make a hard drive for example with magnetism?

    Is the information wrote in our brain and stored like this?

    If yes to the stored question, where is it stored?


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    Quote Originally Posted by theorist View Post
    Do we have a memory atom
    No.

    is there any connection to the way we use to make a hard drive for example with magnetism?
    So much for your claim to learn.
    You have already been informed this is incorrect.


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    How does human memory work? - USATODAY.com

    Science does not offer all of the answers just yet. It is not a resource for all answers because we are still learning.
    When it comes to the brain, we know a little, but also know little. We are learning.

    At least with science, you do not have to worry about invented answers just to give the appearance of knowledge...
    But it does require some patience.
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    hi theorist, the...answer...to...your...question...is...that
    ...we...generate...a...3d...web...of...images...ar ound...us!
    ...try...it...for...yourself...remember...3...thin gs...and...notice
    ...that...you...will...see...them...in...open...sp ace...but...not...in
    ...the...same...place...amazing...


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    Quote Originally Posted by vernpeace View Post
    hi theorist, the...answer...to...your...question...is...that
    ...we...generate...a...3d...web...of...images...ar ound...us!
    ...try...it...for...yourself...remember...3...thin gs...and...notice
    ...that...you...will...see...them...in...open...sp ace...but...not...in
    ...the...same...place...amazing...
    Don't encourage it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by vernpeace View Post
    hi theorist, the...answer...to...your...question...is...that
    ...we...generate...a...3d...web...of...images...ar ound...us!
    No we don't.
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    I tend to use a video camera to record my memories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theorist View Post
    How is our brain able to store and memorize information?
    Yours apparently does not.
    cosmictraveler and mat5592 like this.
    Its the way nature is!
    If you dont like it, go somewhere else....
    To another universe, where the rules are simpler
    Philosophically more pleasing, more psychologically easy
    Prof Richard Feynman (1979) .....

    Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!"
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    The brain learns by hebbian learning. Two neurons on at the same time connect. With additional details, Jeff Hawkins created a memory-prediction machine. It remembers sequences, which is primarily what the brain remembers. Intelligence is impossible using conventional computer methods, although brains can be simulated. Actual brains use synapses to store data. The data isn't stored excactly, but instead is used right when it is recieved to learn.
    "It is the ability to make predictions about the future that is the crux of intelligence."
    -Jeff Hawkins.
    For example, you can predict that 3+5=8. You can predict what sequence of muscle commands you should generate during a conversation, or whether an object is a desk or a chair. The brain is very complicated, but that is essentially how intelligence works. Instinct, emotions, and behavior are somewhat seperate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverfly View Post
    How does human memory work? - USATODAY.com

    Science does not offer all of the answers just yet. It is not a resource for all answers because we are still learning.
    When it comes to the brain, we know a little, but also know little. We are learning.

    At least with science, you do not have to worry about invented answers just to give the appearance of knowledge...
    But it does require some patience.
    As a student of neuroscience, I can say that this is probably the only realistic way to look at what we currently know.

    Memory is very complicated. No specific cellular, anatomical, or selective system can be identified. For example, the hindbrain is the most primitive, simplistic, and survivalistic of all three brains ( based on the triune brain theory ) and inside of it is the Amygdala. It was thought this tissue was solely ascribed to functions of fear, distress, and primitive identification mechanisms, but it now appears to play a role in memory and association. Recently, there was a woman who was identified as having no amygdala, and she was continuosly plagued by life-threatening situations that she could not learn to associate as bad. She was fully cognitive, and understood that people expressed to her things that should be avoided; but it never really quite registered in a concrete manner. Cray.
    If at first you don't succeed, it wasn't meant to be. It's just a waste of time 'cause the unions just gonna take your money anyway, 'cause they jealous that we got an extra bone in our body that makes us smarter, but don't nobody in science care to acknowledge that, and you were an unwanted pregnancy, and you ruined my dirtbikin career, and get outta my sight you disgust me! You talking bout that one daddy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EndlessEndeavor View Post
    As a student of neuroscience, I can say that this is probably the only realistic way to look at what we currently know.
    If you're a student of neuroscience, I suggest looking up Numenta or HTM. HTM is a method based on the cortex to produce predictions. It doesn't explain memory or intelligence entirely, but it shows some interesting concepts. It provides a quantified theory of neuroscience, which isn't common. (I guess I've said that a few too many times, but you're new so I guess I'll bug you about it.)
    "It is the ability to make predictions about the future that is the crux of intelligence."
    -Jeff Hawkins.
    For example, you can predict that 3+5=8. You can predict what sequence of muscle commands you should generate during a conversation, or whether an object is a desk or a chair. The brain is very complicated, but that is essentially how intelligence works. Instinct, emotions, and behavior are somewhat seperate.
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