How does the brain store narratives?
What’s important to keep in mind about the human brain is that, despite its complexity, it can only effectively handle little bits of information at a time. The complexity of a human brain is astounding—but its greatest strength is not actually storing information, it’s filtering incoming information and stimuli so that it can only process and save the important things. (This is also the root of the controversy around eyewitness testimony.)
Thus, a general rule when discussing the way that brains dissect and store information is that—in the great majority of cases—in order to be stored away, the incoming information must first be broken down into...
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