Stephen Downes

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Interesting considerations on how (and where) we locate our memories. In a nutshell, in the human brain, different memories are stored in different places. But we shouldn't think of it as being the same as storing a sheet of paper in a filing cabinet or document into a folder. "Each time an experience is recalled, there are changes in the connection weights of the network, causing memory elements to get more averaged out." And that's why different types of memory are stored in different places - so the exceptional does not prevent us from recognizing the day-to-day, and vice versa.

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