In the context of her father’s death, the young girl’s excitability can become contagious. One moment she’s distressed, the next she’s ecstatic. Her father reacts instantly, rushing down to comfort her. But how quickly can she connect with him? According to National Geographic, she only remembers the repetition and should she consider this a memory rather than a skill?
Popular Mechanics tests the parameters. The Washington Post asks internist Dr. Leonard Lifschitz how the brain can jump from one extreme to the other. Has a preternatural ability for memory shown during scientific study? And does it matter if the memories are misinterpreted? “Memory imprecision,” CDC has given it an acronym: ARB. The punchline: They don’t seem to care.
In my case, the plan was to test how well the correct memory will survive. Might my memory and selective recall be seriously compromised or impervious to critical analysis? Can I reliably perform the basic function of summoning my father every time I need him?
How did the experiment actually unfold? What gave rise to this results? And what next?
* What first jump starts memories as the brain tries to avoid future stress?
* What develops to prevent these memories being misconstrued?
* What two to three more likely projects are in the bank for the moment?
* How does memory evolution progress, and how has it changed over time?
* If you add up the wrong and right memories, should it still be called a memory?
* Do you need to quickly develop critical memories or should you wait and learn more skills?