"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
4 Stronger emotional connection through an inverted writing structureMemory systems make memory into a choice, rather than an event left up to chance:How can we develop transformative tools for thought?2020-10-18JournalMemory systems make memory into a choice, rather than an event left up to chance:Memory systems are in their infancy:Memory is far more important than people tend to think:Tools for thought are (mostly) public goods, and as a result are undersupplied:Take emotion seriously:Tools for thought must be developed in tandem with deep, original creative work:We've covered a lot, and it's helpful to distill the main takeaways – general principles, questions, beliefs, and aspirations. Let's begin with memory systems, particularly the mnemonic medium: Continue reading… Index Memory systems make memory into a choice, rather than an event left up to chance: Memory systems are in their infancy: Memory is far more important than people tend to think: Tools for thought are (mostly) public goods, and as a result are undersupplied: Take emotion seriously: Tools for thought must be developed in tandem with deep, original creative work: Continue reading…