"Every perception is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination."
-- Gerald Edelman, Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge
6 Expanding the scope of memory systems: what types of understanding can they be used for？Improving the mnemonic medium: making better cardsExpanding the scope of memory systems: what types of understanding can they be used for？How can we develop transformative tools for thought？2020-10-18Journal
Over the next few sections we sketch out some of our thinking about how memory systems may be developed. We'll see that memory systems are a small part of a much bigger picture. Not only is seriously developing memory systems likely to lead to one or more transformative tools for thought, we also believe it will teach us much about the general problem of developing such tools.