posted on Jan, 13 2006 @ 08:30 PM
Memory, a fascinating topic. I remember that we used to test for short and long term memory before we decided what path to take in the assessment of
an individual. I read a comment by one member in response to your query where he suggested memory allows us to benefit by using memory to assist us in
better decision making, This process is essentially what we call intelligence, the application of learned information as applied to current
When I was immersed in human dynamics we did not know how quantum mechanics would explain much about the function of the brain. The more we know about
the electromechanical functions of our brain the better we understand our species in general and our behavior in particular.
I would welcome a compound that we could take orally, with no detrimental side effects, which would enhance our memory, short term, at least. Until
that advancement I will be left with what has passed all these years for my…memory.
One possible advantage in medicine is the likelihood that quantum mechanics might explain whether Alzheimer might be the result of aberrant
information transmission procedures between the neurons as one cell attempts to communicate with another.
What if the information travels the length of the neuron and is ready to be passed on to the awaiting target neuron but arrives before the
transmission unit is prepared to transmit or the receptor portion of the target cell is prepared to receive? Might this explain the memory spurts
followed by apparent unawareness manifest in Alzheimer victims?
I imagine research will tell us eventually; I hope this occurs sooner than later.
As to why our memory seems to help us recall our innocence even when we know full well that we're guilty, that's probably written off to our
conscious personality's attempts to help us maintain our sanity by clouding reality, just enough.