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There's a lot we still don't know about how our own brains work. Our minds are sufficiently complex that the only practical way to begin studying how they work is to categorize the different processes and try to look at how those individual parts operate. How the brain stores memories is a fascinating field -- that's just starting to yield some real scientific knowledge. Here are just a few tidbits on remembering things. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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    Pixelation, 21 Feb 2012 @ 6:15pm

    The "doorway effect"

    And here I thought it was called the "bong effect".

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    Old Man in The Sea, 21 Feb 2012 @ 6:42pm

    Understanding coloured by belief

    We have no understanding of the simple things, how on earth would we ever understand the more complicated.

    After many years, it has become obvious that researchers in every field have forgotten a very simple principle. We use models to gain understanding, but models we use are not the reality. That is "the map is NOT the territory".

    Understanding is always based on the models we use. The models we use are based on we believe to be true.

    A thought to think of for the future.

    regards and good day to all

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, 21 Feb 2012 @ 7:00pm


    Just two postings on from one that mentioned the Streisand, too.

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    Rekrul, 21 Feb 2012 @ 9:41pm

    The "doorway effect" is a fairly common phenomenon in which you walk into another room and then realize you've forgotten why you're there.

    For me, when that happens (which is relatively rare), returning to the previous room is usually enough to restore the original memory.

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    gab4moi (profile), 21 Feb 2012 @ 11:59pm

    What the hell, man? I'm over the big six 0 and keeping the memory cells tickin' over is simple - red wine, fine food, a decent rpg (eg dragon Age origins, fully modded) and the occasional dose of Arcade Fire...

    ... cheap beer, fast food, Dragon Age 2 and anything by anyone who ever appeared on any of Simon Cowells pap will lead to the total recall of a gnat...

    ...and that 'doorway' effect is endemic in my local mountain view of the ocean 5 star restaurant toilet door... hmmm, ah, thats right, comb the hair and straight out to the wine cellar...

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    Michael Ho (profile), 22 Feb 2012 @ 1:27pm

    Re: STREISAND!!!111

    good catch on the title... :P

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    sean, 23 Feb 2012 @ 2:07am

    Moder Science Will Have The Answer

    I am pretty sure that with time we will be able to find the answer to how to keep our brains young and vibrant, how to restore pathways and how to keep them fully functional, it is really just a matter of time.

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