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> >Hi Dace -
> >>Any data storage system ought to have a minimal level of accuracy far
> >>beyond that of human memory.
> >No argument.
> >But, who ever said that memory is a data storage system to bring it into
> >this comparison?
> >- Wade
> Mightn't it be more a record of lessons learned, rather than actual
> sensory records? Then the learning would be modified, but the
> experiences themselves would be degraded.
> Each new experience would be a sort of software upgrade.
Our model of memory has to account for the fact that we seem to remember the
experiences themselves and not just what we learned from them. Often the
learning takes place only in retrospect, after we've recalled the event a
few times and mulled it over.
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