It is obvious that our memory stores information, but how does it work?
Our brains are divided into different parts, so there is an area that processes incoming information through the eyes in the visual section (this is in the back of our brain). You can simply call it the visual center. There can also be processed the information we retrieve from our memory. For example, if you think of a tompouce (pastry), that image comes into your mind and the taste, also the smell is possible. There is also an area that processes fragrances, one for audio (our hearing), feelings, smell, motor section, speech, etc.
All information that comes in is stored quickly in strings, except for the images that go in a separate area. We should not think of pictures in these images, but in building information such as scents, audio, visual, feelings, smell, etc. The images are made up of unique molecules, which are made up of unique atoms, which are again made up of unique sub-atoms, which are made up of neutrons. There are about a few trillion neutrons available, which can create the most unthinkable combinations in the unique sub-atoms. This always happens when we as a human being experience something new, not yet stored in our memory. Of the ultimately unique molecules there is always one present. The strings can appeal to a plural of the same unique molecule. The strings are in themes. Thus, you have a theme that is grouped with all the themes of knowledge. These themes are encrypted in memory. If you were to scan the area where these themes are located and you would be the person who scarcely appeals to his knowledge, you would see two areas triggered. The most obvious area is the one in which the images stand, because the structure is more extensive from the neutrons.
An example: You watch a movie on television, then that information is saved from that movie through your eyes (to the visual area); the sound to the audio area; the feeling you get through the movie, but also from the space you look at the sensation center; which you smell to the smellcenter, your own feeling from your body and through your skin to the emotional center; tapping the clock in space; the sound of your mobile; In short, all the sounds from your environment are also saved; If you have a pet, the sounds of that animal are also taken into storage. All this comes in a few strings, which have references to the images. Initially, the strings and images are stored in your short-term memory. Parts that you already know from your memory are linked to this. Thus, there is a link with existing images and strings in other themes. Eventually, the new themes created by watching that movie will be stored in memory and disappear from short-term memory.
Imagine after a few months or years watching that movie again, it may be that you're less fond of it while you first used it. This also has to do with the environment and all the information that came to you at that time. Ambient airspots can also be a major cause, which is a little less fun than before. That's also when reading a book, when reading later, it may be quite a problem. Nice memories should let you go. Reviving them will always bring another effect. In many cases that is less fun.
Also fun is to mention what you see. I call it by-catch. The image you see for you is thus processed, but also the information that is observed at the edges of your eyeballs. These are not really aware of you. It may happen at a later stage that you see something (in your memory) you have seen before, but that was not aware at the time. People call that a déjà vu. A déjà vu can also act on something you've never been to. You only get the illusion that you've seen before, probably because the time stamp that receives that observation is not correct.
I would also like to briefly tell you about people who say they can read your thoughts as if they could see that in your mind. That's not true. Based on your external features, they can see how you respond to specific questions or concerns. Thus, you can also see if someone tells the truth. But that can only be based on your appearance. The way you look and whether you show your facial features and, in addition, how your body posture is.
This story is not complete, but it gives you insight into how the memory stores information.
© Gé Henning, Middelburg - 21-9-2017