25 January, 2012

Brain tags

After reading the book Incognito by David Eagleman, I suspect the brain works by tagging thoughts with things like "real", "imaginary", "past", "present" and "future". Malfunctions with tags result in things like deja vu (present event tagged as past) and hallucinations (imaginary tagged as real). If only there were a way to tag memories as present, then we could relive our memories.

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