Memory Gene, search for
igoddard at erols.mom
Tue Apr 9 20:24:09 EST 2002
> Italy Mind Master May Hold Key to Memory Gene
> Thu Apr 4,
> By Stephanie Holmes
> Golfera's method of recall involves linking numbers or words to
> a familiar mental place.
> "It is a different way of thinking--each concept is translated into
> pictures and these are inserted into a pre-memorized place. It's
> like a system of rooms which hold the information," he explained.
IAN: While I don't have anywhere near such a perfect
memory, I have noticed something that may be similar
and I suspect it probably involves the structure of
neuro-organization. Over the years I've noticed that
when I think of some fact, concept, or idea, at the
same time I think, or "see," some spacial location
that I know of. As an example, when I think of an
aspect of Buddhist philosophy, I see the woods at
the end of a street that I used walk through to go
to Jr High School. And not only whenever I think of
that aspect of Buddhist philosophy does that area
come to mind, but whenever that area comes to mind
that aspect of Buddhist philosophy comes to mind.
If I took the time I could catalog and map factual
and conceptual ideas with corresponding locations
I know of that appear to have no logical links but
that I think of when I think of those given concepts,
ideas or facts. My hypothesis is that this phenomenon
reflects how the brain stores data, such that some
regions involved in spacial memory play a dual role
of also storing conceptual/factual memory, and thus
when I access a region for one of the items stored
there, I'll happen to see other data stored there.
The article cited above seems to indicate something
similar, that of placing memories into locations.
Although I'm not sure what they mean by "rooms."
It maybe that the method cited involves imagined
rooms whereas my observation involves places that
I've known. Nevertheless, this may indicate how the
method above works with how the brain stores data.
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