W̶a̶l̶k̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶d̶o̶w̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶m̶e̶m̶o̶r̶y̶ ̶ penny lane there’s a barber showing photographs

This post is about Dr. Widrow’s presentation on cognitive memory:

Key assumptions:

  • All forms of memory (acquired and innate – like the ROM of walking) are stored and retrieved via the same mechanisms
  • Memory “folders” in the form of macromolecules (D/RNA)
  • Associative neural nets for memory retrieval

Interesting questions on the last slide.

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2 thoughts on “W̶a̶l̶k̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶d̶o̶w̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶m̶e̶m̶o̶r̶y̶ ̶ penny lane there’s a barber showing photographs

  1. Assumption: memories are associated with conformations of some neural proteins.
    Why am I thinking that? Well you could always transfer innate-memory-building-recipies through the genome, but I just don’t like the overhead of transcription costs associated with a DNA-based memory. On the other hand, a protein based memory could be way more faster — perhaps femtoseconds. Obviously it would take more time to have all of these conformations fall into place to domino into a deja vu experience. THIS IS SO COOL. But this is not science. Yet.

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