Islands of Memory

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 in Sketchbook, Vestige | No Comments
Islands of Memory

In amnestics with anterograde amnesia, memories of post-onset autobiographical experiences, if present at all, are typically barren and impoverished. However, there have been sporadic reports of islands of memory–memories that are vivid, detailed, and specific to time and place. Memory is hard to define. It’s hard to describe what it is that you see when […]

Somewhere You Loved

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Sketchbook, Vestige | No Comments
Somewhere You Loved

Every time you recall a memory the proteins that form the memory are reconstructed. Memory isn’t an inert piece of data that sits dormant until accessed, it’s continually being destroyed and recreated; dying and being reborn. Every time the proteins coalesce and the neurons fire a little piece of the memory is changed. Remembering is an act […]

Lost in a Forest of Neurons

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Sketchbook, Vestige | No Comments
Lost in a Forest of Neurons

There she stands amidst a forest of neurons. A vista through every single thought you’ve ever generated. Nestled somewhere between that blanket you had as a child and lazy summer days. She stands still. So many trees lay fallen. So many memories lost. Yet this analogy isn’t quite right; “Every cell seems to have a […]