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    #3563710 - 12/31/04 01:31 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

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Re: Neuron death/creation [Re: poke smot!]
    #3563864 - 12/31/04 02:09 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I've been thinking a lot about memories recently, myself and I'll tell you why in a minute, but first I would like to share with you what some of my thoughts on memories were before I had this experience.

I had previously adopted the notion that we don't remember our memories from times long past unless we constantly access them every few years to keep them fresh. I had also wondered if by doing this maybe we changed them a little each time and aren't really remembering the event as it happend but as the way we saw it the last time we accessed that memory.

But then one day about 2 weeks ago I was carrying a large piece of plywood and it was fairly close to my face. As I was carrying it I noticed it had a very preculiar smell. As I paused to wonder just what the smell was I had a memory rush through me of a time when I was approximately 7 years old. I remembered distinctly popping my head around the corner of the house we used to live in and firing my cap gun at one of my cousins who had been trying to find me in our little game of cops and robbers. The plywood had the exact smell of that cap powder residue. Or at least that's what it smelled like to me. What surprised me about all of this is the fact that I don't recall having ever remembered that particular memory since the day it actually happened 19 years ago.

It's a little off the topic but, I just thought I'd share it with you.


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Re: Neuron death/creation [Re: 13eetleJuice]
    #3563917 - 12/31/04 02:30 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Past memories: I can remember events well over seven years ago. Perhaps those connections are being re-established by accessing them subconsciously when new, related thoughts come to mind. As that new connection is made, a tie is made to that old thought therefore keeping it "active".


That is correct.

If you recall something it updates your memory.

For example:

at age 5 you look at yourself in the mirror

at age 10 you recall looking at yourself in the mirror at age 5 and how you looked

at age 15 you recall, the recollection of yourself in the mirror at age 5 from you recalling it at age 10.

Etc.


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Re: Neuron death/creation [Re: runnerup]
    #3564681 - 12/31/04 11:27 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

yup, most memories are mere merories of memories of recalling memories :smile:

it's like a constantly updating operating system on constantly updating hardware.

most of this occurs during sleep though :smile:


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Re: Neuron death/creation [Re: deff]
    #3564880 - 12/31/04 12:34 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

body cells are replaced fairly easily, and we have a7 year cycle I think for the whole changeover.
brain cells are not replaced as such.
those that are not involved in activities of experiencing and recalled experiences (memories) will often die leaving space for the active ones to grow larger (permitting more cross-connections).
some new neurons do appear, but I do not understand where or what triggers it - just heard that it does happen.
but the question is if we have a new body how do we know we are ourselves??, well the old organs and limbs and tissues are all in the same places, and our self image in memory is about sensations at places.

frequently when we find a new wrinkle we panic - like cartoon characters


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Re: Neuron death/creation [Re: redgreenvines]
    #3567256 - 01/01/05 02:19 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

but your soul, my fickle freinds, the fabric of yourself, is never altered, not for an eternity or seven.


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Re: Neuron death/creation [Re: incubaby_421]
    #11102393 - 09/21/09 09:21 PM (7 years, 5 months ago)

I don't want to die...


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Re: Neuron death/creation [Re: Neuron]
    #11105308 - 09/22/09 10:13 AM (7 years, 4 months ago)

'Consistent image of self' has little or nothing to do with the cells in your body but rather ideas in your mind. You maintain a consistent image of self just like you maintain a consistent image the ocean. But the ocean is never the same. It is still always 'the ocean'. It changes. So do we.


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Re: Neuron death/creation [Re: Noteworthy]
    #11106670 - 09/22/09 03:30 PM (7 years, 4 months ago)

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Noteworthy said:
'Consistent image of self' has little or nothing to do with the cells in your body but rather ideas in your mind. You maintain a consistent image of self just like you maintain a consistent image the ocean. But the ocean is never the same. It is still always 'the ocean'. It changes. So do we.




Well said.


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