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Animal or biological memory

Nature's hard drive and RAM

Organic memory

Animal or biological memory, including that of humans is far more complex than machine memory. We are just beginning to understand the deeper workings of memory and how we use it.

Memory is a key component of learning where our short and long term memory interact to help us recall and process information.

Genetics play a part in memory, as does instinct. Conscious memory, however, seems to be unique to humanity. Animals do remember because learning involves remembering and animals do learn. But their recollection is different than ours. They cannot think to themselves "last week this happened," or "when I was a puppy I learned how to obey."

Recreating organic memory is a future technology as much as augmenting our own memory with memory implants is.

See Education and Training for other Memory links and information.


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