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  • MedRookie

    April 2, 2015 at 5:44 pm
    Plasmin, post: 390, member: 0 wrote:
    I’m not sure that we can memorize everything.
    Through history we used many tools that had a strong impact on our cognitive capacities (especially memory): writing, books … Aren’t books another “external brains” we use to stock memories? Maybe this means that we can’t know everything and that’s why we are always developing ways to store information?

    But I don’t have enough evidence to say if we can or cannot, so I’m wondering: “do we NEED to memorize everything?”
    As MedEdGuru said:

    That made me think, do we need to “stretch ourselves to our limits.” ? Do we need something if our life doesn’t depend on it anymore?
    I’m not sure, I’ll say yes just because I’m really curious to see how far we can go, but that is probably easier said than done. ;)

    Oh, we can.
    Books were made so that, people who have not heard about or studied something yet, can have a record to check from. Books are not used as ‘external brains’.
    I would want to stretch myself to my limits. Otherwise, I would always feel that I haven’t really done everything I could have done. My life would feel useless and incomplete.

    rosequartz, post: 391, member: 0 wrote:
    I love how we think the same. :)

    I think we associate a lot of things in our lives with our memories, which do play a role in our learning. I for one would certainly like to stretch my memory, possibly develop a photographic memory which would make life a lot easier.
    I would like to know the limits to our memory. Definitely. ;)
    Wonder if we could find test subjects here who’d be willing to take the challenge! :D

    Me too! =)

    How about Plasmin as a test subject?