Memory and Consciousness

Memory is a process of long and short-term information patterning in the brain.

Brain memory records the current state of different parts of the brain in different ways.

Brain memory is time dependent. Any memory of an event may fade or be interrupted over time, and the rate of the fading or interruption differs with the quality of the memory.

Consciousness refers to the awareness of existence in time. Consciousness is the result of the observation of events.

One of the primary organizing principles of the brain involves synchronized timing patterns that may be responsible for consciousness.

Consciousness also refers to the awareness of one’s thoughts, feelings, and actions.

Paradoxically, each attempt to reflect the current state of an observation or experience will change that state, due to the time delays which occur between the different parts of the brain.