Can someone rephrase  this question at the bottom for me ? 1. The memory/jungle analogy uses physical things that we can see in a jungle to describe the parts and processes of our memory that...

 Can someone rephrase  this question at the bottom for me ? 

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The memory/jungle analogy uses physical things that we can see in a jungle to describe the parts and processes of our memory that we cannot see.  Please list 5 of these physical things that we discussed in class, and explain how each one represents various parts of the memory process. In other words, give at least one characteristic or trait of that part of the memory.

http://books.google.com/books?id=kJJQ8uM8kysC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q=THE%20MEMORY%20JUNGLE&f=false

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wordprof | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Apparently in your classroom discussions, the teacher pointed out that your mind was, in some ways, like a “jungle”-- complicated, “thick” with intertwining parts, dark and dangerous in spots, etc.  The teacher was drawing an extended analogy, and now wants you to remember and organize at least five of those comparisons.  Did you discuss how the mind has a long, navigable “river” that allow you to transverse it?  Did you talk about the layers of life in a jungle, where distinct species thrive? (the floor, the highest branches, the undergrowth, the veldt, etc.?)  Did you discuss the chain of survival—what eats what, etc.  Think back, and organize those parallels between a jungle and a mind.  It’s seems very fruitful, but you were there and I wasn’t, so you have to draw the comparisons that came out in the discussions.  Was there literature involved?  "The Jungle"? Or perhaps some Kipling or Joseph Conrad?

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From the link you included, it looks like the jungle analogy relates to ways in which you can enhance your memory. One tactic it mentions, for instance, is to group like memories or facts together in your mind. The book uses the analogy that it's easier to find a herd of elephants in a jungle than an elephant wandering on its own. Your mind is the jungle, the herd is your group of associated memories.

The text has four similar analogies. You should analyze each one and explain how each is a tip for navigating the brain.

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