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There is Karl Friston's free energy principle.


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I'd just like to add that, in addition to what has already been said, it can be a lot harder for the brain to memorize information that it doesn't find useful or relevant. As someone with ADHD, this is a common issue for me. I find it significantly more difficult to not just pay attention to, but remember information on topics that I don't find ...


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The brain is trained to remember patterns and predictable associations. Randomness is the absence of patterns, so it's the exact opposite of what the human brain is for. A human can remember random numbers to about 67,890, which is the world record digits of Pi. That's about 20 pages of irrational numbers. Some people can remember 20 pages of word documents. ...


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Our brains usually make associations to different words including images, sounds, emotions, etc... which help reinforce the neurological patterns required to memorize sentences, etc... To remember something, it must also be repeatedly 're-thought' to strengthen the memory. Eventually with enough conscious and subconscious repetition of a thought, these ...


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The centre + surround do not cancel completely, as you can see from these mudpuppy recordings. [Image 1] (Werblin and Dowling, 1969, I believe) One function of a centre-surround set-up is to highlight the contrast at borders. Most of the useful visual information is from borders/outlines, so this is a method of ignoring redundant information. The ...


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