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For a long time, memory researchers assumed that memories were like volumes stored in a library. When your brain remembered something, it was simply searching through the stacks and then reading aloud from whatever passage it discovered. But some scientists now believe that memories effectively get rewritten every time they’re activated, thanks to a process called reconsolidation. To create a synaptic connection between two neurons the associative link that is at the heart of all neuronal learning you need protein synthesis. Studies on rats suggest that if you block protein synthesis during the execution of learned behavior pushing a lever to get food, for instance the learned behavior disappears. It appears that instead of simply recalling a memory that had been forged days or months ago, the brain is forging it all over again, in a new associative context. In a sense, when we remember something, we create a new memory, one that is shaped by the changes that have happened to our brain since the memory last occurred to us.

Slate Magazine, “The Science of Eternal Sunshine by Steven, March 22, 2004

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Kanye West on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

i can’t believe they called this a rant. Kanye West just put my evolution as person in words. i’ve been saying this for years.

in all honestly as much as I like to dump on Kanye I’ll admit that reading this it makes a lot more sense than it sounded on TV.

I’m telling y’all, Kanye is a genius. He knows exactly what he’s doing. 

He’s actually pretty remarkable. He has suffered from acute depression in the past. His story could potentially save lives. 

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Pay close attention to the things they call rant. They don’t want you to hear it.