memory

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a: Memory ~
b: a spiderwebb

What:

"And crucially, the more you know, the easier it is to know more. Memory is like a spiderwebb that catches new information. The more it catches, the bigger it grows. And the bigger it grows, the more it catches."


Useful?
Writer: Joshua Foer
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Where:
Date: Jul 28 2015 5:18 PM



a: memory ~
b: a mental sticky note

What:

"Working memory is like a mental sticky note that keeps track of short-term information"


Useful?
Writer: Amanda Morin
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Where:
Date: Jul 28 2015 5:19 PM



a: memory ~
b: interpretative painting

What:

"Metaphorically, a memory is much more like an interpretative painting than it is like a photograph. We don't passively "record" an event or an idea when we memorize it. We actively combine whatever the incoming new information is with our existing knowledge and experience in our own uniquely personal way."


Useful?
Writer: Robert Gilman
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Where:
Date: Jul 28 2015 5:21 PM



a: memory ~
b: a snow globe

What:

"A memory is like a snow globe,
Placed upon a shelf
A shrine to a single moment,
Given weight far beyond itself "


The rest is in the link...


Useful?
Writer: Raulsen
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Where:
Date: Jul 28 2015 5:23 PM



a: Memory ~
b: a Shotgun Kicking You Near the Heart

What:

The whole poem is in the link...


Useful?
Writer: Frank Stanford
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Where:
Date: Jul 28 2015 5:24 PM



a: Memory ~
b: a holographic image

What:

"This led one experimenter to speculate that memory was both everywhere and nowhere in particular. Lashley himself concluded that memories are stored in a distributed manner throughout the brain, since he could not find the memory traces which classical theory required. His student, Karl Pribram, extended this idea with the holographic theory of memory storage: memory is like a holographic image, stored as an interference pattern throughout the brain."


Useful?
Writer: Rupert Sheldrake
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Where:
Date: Jul 28 2015 5:27 PM


But Wax Can Melt....

a: memory ~
b: a wax tablet

What:

"The Greek philosophers held that memory is like a wax tablet on which experiences are imprinted, perhaps forever "


Useful?
Writer: Daniel L. Schacter
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Where:
Date: Jul 28 2015 5:30 PM



a: memory ~
b: salt

What:

'But don't forget that memory is like salt: the right amount brings out the flavour in food, too much ruins it. If you live in the past all the time, you'll find yourself with no present to remember.'


Useful?
Writer: Paulo Coelho
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Where:
Date: Jul 28 2015 5:30 PM



a: memory ~
b: surveillance footage

What:

"Memory is like surveillance footage: Everything gets picked up but you don't really review it unless there's an incident."


Useful?
Writer: Tony Dokoupil
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Where:
Date: Jul 28 2015 5:33 PM



a: MEMORY ~
b: LEARNING THAT PERSISTS

What:

A file with concepts on mind and learning and stuffs like that...


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
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Where:
Date: Jul 28 2015 5:35 PM



a: Memory ~
b: a blender throwing its contents everywhere

What:


Useful?
Writer: Sarah Sedcole
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Where:
Date: Jul 28 2015 5:38 PM



a: Memory ~
b: a fishing net

What:

"Memory is like a fishing net hung out over a bridge on a river; miles of river water have passed through that net, but very little has actually been caught."


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
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Where:
Date: Jul 28 2015 5:40 PM



a: Memory b-cells ~
b: reserve military troops

What: "Memory B-cells are like reserve military troops. They have been taught how to fight (i.e., have the gene to produce the antibody), are not fighting at the moment (i.e., are circulating through the body), but could be called into the battle at a later time (i.e., will turn on the antibody gene)."

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 10 2014 9:48 AM



a: memory T-cells ~
b: stored number

What:

"These memory T-cells are like a stored number on your cell phone; they are programmed to respond to a specific threat that has previously invaded the body.11 These memory T-cells are now programmed to respond to known threats, but will not rally to head off a new, unknown threat."


Useful?
Writer: Richard Stanton
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Where:
Date: May 27 2016 9:27 PM


Visual Analogy

a: Memory of the camps-movie ~
b: Hieronymus Bosch painting

What: "In Memory of the Camps, there is imagery of heaps of naked bodies being piled up in mass graves. The footage seems as surreal as anything you might see in a Hieronymus Bosch painting but then you remember that these corpses haven't been conjured up by some artist's twisted imagination. These are real victims whose relatives are alive today."

Useful?
Writer: Geoffrey Macnab
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Where:
Date: Jan 8 2014 12:27 PM



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METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.