posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 12:22 AM
Originally posted by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
The mind is not material and is unobservable, which means we will never be able to explain how or why certain memories can be recalled at will.
Science can only explain the observable, not the observer.
Sorry if this didn't answer your question, but I believe the question is unanswerable.
Exactly my point. It can't be answered with a strictly materialist explanation. There has to be a consciousness outside of the material that's aware
of the information being processed and can exert it's will on the material information processor (the brain).
The brain processes information but it can't recall a specific memory at will or know which memory you wish to recall.
I just recalled a specific memory when I was a Pitcher in a little league championship game. The brain processed this information when I played the
game. Consciousness isn't bound by space-time and can exert it's will on the material brain to recall that specific memory.
Again, the brain doesn't know the difference between specific memories and can't recall these specific memories at will.
It works like this. The brain processes information when a memory occurs. This memory is formed in the brain via specific brain cells. When I recall a
specific memory there has to be something that tells the brain cells to really go back in time and form the same way you did back in say 1985 when I
went on a trip to Chicago with my parents.
This is Consciousness. Consciousness stimulates these brain cells to form in the same way they did when a memory was processed. When this occurs the
specific memory is recalled.
edit on 26-7-2013 by neoholographic because: (no reason given)