Lost in Your Brain

When science writer David Dobbs is suddenly unable to remember how to drive his kids to school, he sets off on a quest to understand his own brain, and makes a shocking discovery.

it’s more like a memory index or a call desk at a reference library when you go to call for your memory.

If you goggle terms like ‘spatial amnesia’, ‘amnesia’, ‘spatial cognition’, you will create a set of route that all leads to the same place, which is a place in your brain calls the hippocampus. The hippocampus is like a, it’s not technically where your memory is stored, it’s more like a memory index or a call desk at a reference library when you go to call for your memory. You go there, your brain goes there and they bring up the memory and you look at it, then you have it and you can use it, and you’re done.

It sits right next to the amygdala. It’s the only place in the brain, part of the brain, known to create new neurons. It adds neurons when you memorise things.
wired.com | The Hole in My Brain: Amnesia’s Lessons About Memory, Depression, and Love

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Learn Something Everyday

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Learn Something Everyday via Young
This is a porn for a trivia junkies.

A friend referenced me to this awesomely delightful website just now. I love useless trivia and facts. Like, do you know that banana tree is actually a herb and that strawberry is not really a berry? Pretty useless in real life just like algebra and might possibly even make you quite an annoying person.
“Do you know that banana is not a fruit but a berry and banana tree is not a tree but a herb and that a single banana contains more calories than a KitKat? And…”
“Oh for fuck’s sake, shut up and eat your banana.”