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Sunday, May 01, 2005

"Like a bubble that pops in a gentle breeze..

..a short-term memory is easily disturbed by interruptions." Quote from Harvard Medical School Guide to Achieving Optimal Memory" by Aaron P. Nelson

Also from the above book,
"In his 1968 book, The Mind of a Mnemonist: A Little Book About a Vast Memory, the famous Russian neuropsychologist A. R. Luria describes a case in the scientific literature of a man (whom he calls S) who had a seemingly limitless capacity to remember detail - but his talent undermined his ability to lead a normal life. S retained so much information that he could not organize it into meaningful categories. He was utterly unable to set priorities, establish goals, and, really, live his life. In the end, S is a tragic figure, inhabiting a confused world crammed with useless information and devoid of the meaningfulness and social connectness that make life worth living."

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