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Quoting salice <email@example.com>:
> I didn't thought about this before but i came just up with it in
> The brain is able to store memes because it can store form.
> The way in which the form is structurally saved in the brain might
> differ between different people, but the form which is saved can stay
> the same. In this way the form which is saved in the brain can be
> transmitted between brains without transmitting the brain structure.
> What do you think?
I think you're on the right track Salice. I figured this too.
There's a distinction in form to be made between memes as
stored entities in the brain and the IO-facilities used in
Consider the following scenario on meme-tranfer.
The brain centers engaged with speech tap into memory looking for
the meme at hand. They arrange (transform, if you will) the
brain-data signifying the meme, for verbal transfer to the
person hearing. In this latter person, the brain centers
engaged with audition transfers the newly received meme to
certain brain parts engaged with transforming the
audition input o/t meme to a form which can be retrieved and
manipulated. By definition, the facility dealing with retrieval
must be memory. It will depend on perceived degree of utility
o/t meme whether this is short-term memory or long-term.
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