By Lynard Barnes

all of us have memories.

Memory is the prior. reminiscence is the historical past of perceptions perceived. In an age during which the area bombards our senses probably continuous, we must always have a universe jam-packed with thoughts defining and smartly labeling our earlier. yet what precisely is the past?

Using foundations laid via neuroscience, a quick background OF reminiscence opens an exploration into the mind that perceives and the brain that recollects and reacts to the earlier. It begins with an easy query: the place do the pictures we adventure in nightly desires come from? desires are stories and stories are recognition. yet conundrums abound during this solution which keeps to plague philosophers and scientists due to the fact Aristotle got here up with the assumption of a soul or brain. What some time past explains the “un-experienced” in thoughts? Flying unaided over treetops; being chased by way of eight-legged kittens; meandering via a jasmine scented box of red flora? by no means skilled, by no means consciously remembered, but a dream?

“Suppose we've all of it mistaken. consider our cognizance is the simultaneous act of 2 entities taking a look at one another in a funhouse replicate we name the universe. . . “

From visible belief, to the electro-chemical manufacturing facility of neurons; from neurotransmitters and millisecond clocks; from desires to déjà vu stories: an exploration into the neuroscience of the mind and the inexplicable concept of a self- rising from opposing forces, a brief historical past OF reminiscence presents an empirical bridge among technology and the conundrum of consciousness.

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