Memory's photons

October 07, 2011

[M]emory is divided into discrete individual packets, analogous to the way that light is divvied up into individual bits called quanta. Each memory is just 125 milliseconds long – which means the brain can swap between different memories as often as eight times in one second.

It won't surprise you to know that the method devised to come up with this data (i.e., rat "teleportation") is as fascinating (to me) as the data itself.

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