March 30, 2013
When most children grow up in the schooling environment, what the schools could possible teach regarding the power of memory is in their lessons they deliver, in which those teachers do say at the morn of every period, do you remember what we have discussed or taught yesterday. This is how the power of memory start functioning in which most associate memory with reading, writing and understanding which augment other capacities of memories in indirect manner such as the power of smell, taste, feeling and the like.
As more interaction and communication with the environment is enlarged, one interacts with others senses organs in which everyone becomes aware of being human and what human being should do or not, what one likes and does not, and thus, everyone come up with recipe of one’s life in which one have taste and flavor of life according to exposures and choices people make in life.
And such processes of life is going one, one has memory. The memory stores everything—activities, images, smells, tastes, feelings, thoughts, actions and reactions—in which both good and bad aspects of such mentioned realities are stored in the memory. When one faces certain matter if it is in the memory, the memory brings it up on the mind since it remembers. And people say, “I remember”, which is the bridge between past and present. When one loses such faculty, the bridge between past and present collapses.
For instance, last time I went somewhere. I did smell a perfume which I use to have it on my body decades ago. I was some how in past mood of life in which this makes me remember not only the smell, but also the place and the types of things and people I met in life. I connected the smell, place and people and activities I used to do while I used to have such perfume. Memory is in interesting faculty which integrates not only time, but also activities, people and events too.
When one meets someone whom one knows in the past, one remembers not only the object of the person, but also events and activities related to that given person. In this case, the power of memory is used not only to remember tangible objects, but also intangible and abstract realities related to that object of experience. Memory is interesting aspect of human reality in which most think that it is fore granted due to the fact that one already have. But the power and potency of such memory is measured not only with remembrance of the tangible, but also with intangible aspects but related to that object.
The other aspect of such memory in which people are heard of confusing the object of memory with the event in which they remember the person, but they confuse what they did or what type of activity they have performed with that given person, in cases they confuse the activity they have done with one person with the other. This is related to disorder of remembrance and other weakness of memory in which people are not attentive and watchful in their performing of activities since they do not have diary and other useful tools that help them remember in way they can quote the right person with the right activity of past.
That is why people face a memory loss disease which is known as Alzheimer. Researches state that “The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease (AD). AD is a progressive and irreversible brain disorder. The actual cause of AD is unknown. AD slowly damages, and then destroys, a person’s memory, judgment, reasoning skills, personality, autonomy, and bodily functions. The disease specifically affects several components of the brain. These include: a gradual loss of brain cells, called neurons; damage to neurons so they no longer function properly; the loss of neural connections—called synapses— where messages are passed from neuron to neuron”. May God Protects this world, and its people from such problem!
And the other aspect of memory in which this world has practiced and used is in written forms and in archives, and with the subject it covers in the schooling and up to University level, called the subject of History. History books tell us past event which people do not live due to the way society and people are shaped to live, history and historian, which are useful elements as components of this world. How far such histories and records of past events are kept accurately and how far they are precise. It is up to the field and those specialists in the field who have scientific basis to prove. History, anthropology, sociology and so are the ones who tell the useful aspect of historical records and help many people to store events and record of past times so that future can be shape accordingly.
The other interesting aspect of the power of memory here is that it gets tricked by the djevou experience one faces in life in which one assumes that when a given experience come, one automatically thinks that one did face it before, in reality but not except the mere speculations people make and justify about that given experience which made one think that one had it before.
And it is also interesting to note here the power of memory functions and exist in the world of dreams in which one could remember same kind of dreams that did happen before. There are few dreams one could have which could be repeated, same act or same act but different places and the like. In this given case, the power of memory functions even if one is asleep and passive in physical conditions.