Thu 5 Apr, 2012 12:26 pm
The five levels of stimulation that trigger our brains to act are...
Level 1. Snapshot Memories: Things you see, hear, taste, touch, or smell for a moment that click in your memory, have no particular relevance, and quickly disappear. Here is a representative list.
Sight: headline, sign, store, house, tree, flower, cafe, etc
Sound: horn, car, bus, train, mower, plane, laugh, etc.
Taste: coffee, water, coke, cocoa, beer, root beer, etc.
Touch: spoon, fork, knife, toothbrush, cup, glass, etc
Smell: coffee, perfume, body odor, flower, soap, etc
Level 2. Associative Memory: Same as snapshot memories except that these have relevance, remind you of incidences or events from the past, but not enough stimulation to do anything about them.
Level 3. Pre-active Memory: Same as associative memory except that they stimulate anticipation of things to come... problems, needs, changes, plans to do things later on, and possible consequences if you do, etc..
Level 4. Reactive Memory: Same as pre-active memory except that they activate response... go to, reach for, say something, write a letter, walk, eat, drink, etc.
Level 5. Emergency Memory ; Same as reactive memory except that they activate immediate reaction... Run, duck, jump, avoid, brake, defend, etc.