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Which is more important, memory or brain?

 
 
Reply Thu 5 Apr, 2012 10:58 am
The traditional value of the brain is that it analyzes situations and usually comes up with the answers, but without memory the brain would have nothing to analyze.

Memory, on the other hand, can also analyze in it's own way by remembering what worked and didn't work in given situations.

Conclusion: we can get along without the brain, but not without memory
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parados
 
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Reply Thu 5 Apr, 2012 11:36 am
@Rickoshay75,
Memory alone won't work.

No situation is exactly like a previous one so we always have to compare and analyze if it is similar. You have to think through and find the comparisons while discarding the differences if you want to compare 2 situations.
Rickoshay75
 
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Reply Thu 5 Apr, 2012 12:29 pm
@parados,
parados wrote:

Memory alone won't work.

No situation is exactly like a previous one so we always have to compare and analyze if it is similar. You have to think through and find the comparisons while discarding the differences if you want to compare 2 situations.



So, is your conclusion is that both memory and brain are needed?
roger
 
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Reply Thu 5 Apr, 2012 01:20 pm
@Rickoshay75,
Your memory, which clearly includes your knowledge, is your toolbox. The brain is the workbench. An empty toolbox is really no worse than an empty workbench.
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outgoingpeep
 
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Reply Thu 5 Apr, 2012 01:28 pm
We cannot get along without the brain. The brain very important!!!
Our brain has different regions. Some of those regions are important for memory. For example, the hippocampus is one of the most important regions of the brain that processes memories. Both hemispheres, left and right, perform memory functions, learn new information, form thoughts and make decisions. One cannot be without the other. They both need each other to function properly. If something were to happen to our brain, for example, getting a bad concussion, or dementia, our memory would not be the same because of the damage that our brain received. It would have a big effect on our memory. Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia that it gradually gets worse over time. It’s a disease that destroys memory and thinking skills. Our brain does not only serve for memory, it serves for many other purposes.
Conclusion: We do need our brain.
eleven11
 
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Reply Fri 6 Apr, 2012 02:41 am
They are both important.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 6 Apr, 2012 06:29 am
@Rickoshay75,
Rickoshay75 wrote:

Conclusion: we can get along without the brain, but not without memory
You can't get along without either one of them.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Fri 6 Apr, 2012 01:51 pm
@Rickoshay75,
This is a false dichotomy. Memory is a function of the brain. It isn't something separate from the brain.

This question is something like saying what's more important, the stomach or digestion.
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Rickoshay75
 
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Reply Fri 13 Apr, 2012 02:02 pm
@outgoingpeep,
outgoingpeep wrote:

We cannot get along without the brain. The brain very important!!!
Our brain has different regions. Some of those regions are important for memory. For example, the hippocampus is one of the most important regions of the brain that processes memories. Both hemispheres, left and right, perform memory functions, learn new information, form thoughts and make decisions. One cannot be without the other. They both need each other to function properly. If something were to happen to our brain, for example, getting a bad concussion, or dementia, our memory would not be the same because of the damage that our brain received. It would have a big effect on our memory. Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia that it gradually gets worse over time. It’s a disease that destroys memory and thinking skills. Our brain does not only serve for memory, it serves for many other purposes.
Conclusion: We do need our brain.>>


If that's true, how can you explain this phenomena?

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One famous 44 year old French patient had completely intact memory despite the discovery that his skull almost completely empty! It was full of fluid with just a few centimeters of brain tissue surrounding this empty space, clinging to the bony cranium. He apparently suffered from encephalopathy as an infant and it was never previously detected.


http://www.viewzone.com/memorytest1.html

There are many other documented reports that say similar things, and calls for a complete evaluation of what scientists claim to know.


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