Wednesday, March 25, 2009

How does your memory work?

I recently came across a great video about how human memory works. Some of the information is interesting and fun while some others are scary, but all of them amazing! Earlier, I had thought that memory loss is only about forgetting past facts and that didn't seem like a big deal as long as you could keep the main pieces figured out. But when I heard that it also affects how you imagine and plan for your future, it was shocking. Further, when it was showed that effect of experiences in the memory can be increased or decreased, it was totally hard to digest it all.

One small question. I think a lot about India now. Does that mean I'm continuously refreshing those experiences, and by that video's reasoning, slowly forget it all if I don't go to India regularly to refresh it?


Karthikeyan....KK said...

You thinking a 'lot' about india can mean just ONE thing - Looks like 'plans' are being made at 'home' !!!!

alpine path said...

Karthikeyan, lol! There are no 'plans' that I 'know' of so far! So that can't be the reason for my thinking a lot about India. Its more that I'm right now handling lots of things(thesis and stuff) and yearn for the comfort of home and amma's cooking... but strangely, thinking about home seems to make the memory stronger, despite what the video says!