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    The Question I have is:In which form are memories stored in our brain, and like how can we u know 'see' them i.e. recall them . there should be some reactions going on in the Brain..what are those?
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    (I think possibly in DNA as well) memories are stored in the connections between neurons, the processing units of the brain. The reactions going on inside the brain are extremely complicated, and unknown, but to get a general sense of how people know 1+1=2, look up Jeff Hawkins or numenta. Youtube might be best. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me. Some of it could be interpretted many ways, so it'll be confusing.
    Oh, before that look up neural nets/artificial neural nets. You can ask me q.s about that too.


    "It is the ability to make predictions about the future that is the crux of intelligence."
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    Memories are stored in different place in the brain...like trying to remember a face...information about the eyes,colour,nose etc.spring from different sectors which the brain compile to give you the complete detail you know.
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    brain divided the task in it's part, what I know is the left do the logical thinking and the other one is the artistic side.
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    brain divided the task in it's part, what I know is the left do the logical thinking and the other one is the artistic side.
    That's one thing we know is not true. This is a good short overview from a cognitive scientist. If you're really interested in this stuff, track down his videos and his extended pieces in American Educator. He's excellent.

    The Answer Sheet - Willingham: Left/right brain theory is bunk
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    Quote Originally Posted by merumario View Post
    Memories are stored in different place in the brain...like trying to remember a face...information about the eyes,colour,nose etc.spring from different sectors which the brain compile to give you the complete detail you know.
    Memories are in almost every part of the brain, but we're more conscious of the memories in some areas than others.
    "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 adelady View Post
    brain divided the task in it's part, what I know is the left do the logical thinking and the other one is the artistic side.
    That's one thing we know is not true. This is a good short overview from a cognitive scientist. If you're really interested in this stuff, track down his videos and his extended pieces in American Educator. He's excellent.

    The Answer Sheet - Willingham: Left/right brain theory is bunk
    I forget the specifics, but the hippocampi and amygdala (dunno the plural) have slightly different functions.
    "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 merumario View Post
    Memories are stored in different place in the brain...like trying to remember a face...information about the eyes,colour,nose etc.spring from different sectors which the brain compile to give you the complete detail you know.
    That's an awesome idea to see people thinking about-the word compile. The intelligence part of the brain is a hierarchy, shaped like an upside-down tree, so it compiles things rather than putting everything together at once.
    "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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    If you're serious about your interest in how memory does (and doesn't) work, this item on how learning and memory go together is a good introduction. As well as the further reading list at the end of the piece, the inset on p 21 "Myths of Memory" is a useful thinking tool. (Not so keen on the separate inset on mnemonics, though the mechanism is interesting, technically, if you're interested in that sort of thing.)

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