Professor Ibrahim will talk about latest science in the library. Any adult member or stakeholder can take part in this one and half hour session for free.
Topic: The site of our memory
One of the major differences between computer memory and our own memory is that whereas the former is highly localized in the computer chip and remain there without any change, our memory is very flexibly spread out in our brain, vulnerable to various outside effects. We are talking about the long term memory which can be retrieved at various times, including quite a long one. The short term memory, which can also be called a working memory, is a totally different entity useful only for a very short time. The creation of memory, its recording, things which can trigger its retrieval suddenly reminding us of an old experience, can be very interesting things indeed. And then we should not forget the process of forgetfulness of our brain.