Posted by: Edward | December 30, 2006

Memory in the Neural Architecture

A first step towards Neuro-Sociological Programing: a Post-Occult Practice

Memory is an associative network of emotionally tagged distributed fragments of experience which are accessed nonlinearly but can be reconstructed into a linear narratization.

The experience is broken into separate fragments as it is processed by the nervous system, so no whole memory is ever stored. Additionally as the limbic system processes the sensory input it tags the fragments emotionally, so there is no memory free of emotion.

Categorization takes place in three different manners, by grouping associationally linked items, by which processing region of the brain this fragment is tied to or finally by the emotions with which the fragment of experience is tagged. As such categorization of memory is fuzzy.

Memory is different every time it’s accessed, it always has to be reconstructed in present time and in context of the present neural configuration. You can never step into the same river twice.

Consciousness is a meta-layer over top of the non-conscious processing of sensory input and motor output. It is primarily concerned with forecasting future results of actions and evaluation of past actions.

Narratization is a primary component of consciousness. So when we reconstruct a memory and bring it into conscious awareness we usually impose a linear narrative structure on it. Unfortunately large numbers of people mistake this story that they have just made for what actually happened in the past.


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