Have you ever wondered what memories mean to you? The human memory is not a single “vessel” to be filled, but rather a complex set of interrelated memory systems.
What do our memories signify? Happiness, sadness, anger, chaos, loneliness? I think that our memories define who we are -- they are kind of like exits on the neural highway of our thoughts/experiences. Your ideas and memories are patterns of connections. What makes you ‘you’ is your special pattern of connections, built up piece-by-piece through memory of your sensory experience over your entire lifetime. The mind organizes new information into groups and patterns. The more consciously you are involved with thinking about something, the greater the depth of processing, the greater the organisation, the better the memory.