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It's very likely that memory is "lossy" and holographic, such that you can keep adding more information indefinitely, but retain it with less and less accuracy. Memory isn't a digital storage system with X gigabytes of capacity, and the inputs to memory aren't neat little packets. What we remember are a web of associations and patterns. Vastly ...


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Three possible mechanisms are mentioned in the first referenced article [1]: Attentional blink - the failure to detect a (visual) stimulus [2]. Visual short-term memory - non-permanent storage of visual information over an extended period of time [3]. Psychological refractory period - the period of time during which the response to a second stimulus is ...


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There have been quite a few studies on stimulating the brain with electrical pulses and it has been found to be successful too. Three papers of particular interest I found were: 1) In a study titled "Explaining How Brain Stimulation Can Evoke Memories", it was found that electrical stimulation in the temporal neocortex can cause neurosurgical patients to ...



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