07-31-2012, 05:30 AM
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Physical cause or physical correlation? Interactive dualism, idealism and panpsychism would also have correlations. They don't know where these memories are specifically stored ... 'Most of the differences were in areas known to be linked to autobiographical memory..' ... however different TV circuit boards may have additional features to normal TV sets but it still doesn't prove TV is generating all the content or it is stored there.
With the altenatives to materialism, the general claim is that the brain is filtering the mind, not that the brain does nothing (i.e. no correlations).... in any dualistic process, at the interaction, there is a correlation between factors involved.
The article also states '... Surprisingly, the people with stellar autobiographical memory did not score higher on routine laboratory memory tests or when asked to use rote memory aids.Yet when it came to public or private events that occurred after age 10½, "they were remarkably better at recalling the details of their lives," said McGaugh, senior author on the new work. ..'
So the long term memory puzzle remains. I've always said on this forum that short term memory is likely to be a brain filtering function (it is so easily damaged, forgotten or lost) long term memory is far more elusive to pin point in brain and tends to recover better after brain damage ... (forget about claims of long term memory in sea slugs, etc. we don't know if these reports are even conscious memories to the slug or whether these are automated responses. The essential thing about human 'memory' is that we can consciously recall it, unlike machines which are likely to be aware of nothing)
I am predicting non-local long term memory exists. That information can be stored not just in space but also time. Since it is non-local in time too, it may survive the death of the brain.
Although we commonly hear physicists say ... one cannot use non-locality to signal information ... currently that is correct (although some have speculativetheories on how it may be violated) .... however this assumes our consciousness is local to the brain, if part of our consciousness is deeper, such limitation may not apply ...it could just mean we cannot control a deeper level of reality from the local material subsystem we inhabit.
Interesting research though
Last edited by Open Mind; 07-31-2012 at 05:49 AM.