The human brain consists of neurons that transmit impulses like wires that conduct electricity.I am confused about where are our thoughts stored and what really are thoughts? For example if I think about space, what is actually happening in my brain, and in what form is my memory that there are black holes in space, stored?
After doing a little bit of research I somehow came to the conclusion that thoughts are nothing but the electro-chemical reactions that are triggered by external stimuli and Hippocampus is responsible for storing long term memory. But I was unable to understand what the following paragraph means:
"The hippocampus helps to solidify the pattern of connections that form a memory but the memory itself depends on the solidification of connections between the individual brain cells".
Please explain it. Am I correct so far? Please help.