Thursday, December 27, 2007

Memories vs. Stories

Reply to: From Learning to Memory

What bothers me most about memory is how misleading it can be.
Implanting false memories is in fact quite easy.

It seems as if our brains only remember a condensed version of what happened and re-construct the details later during recall.

What I would like to know is just how specific this is in regards to motor memory?
Does our brain "make up" parts of a motor response? - or are those motor memories "perfect"?

And how and why do these patterns degrade over time? - a process best described by sensorimotor amnesia.

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