Computer models of forgetfulness, memory loss, and reminiscence

It is strange, at least to me, that computers are said to store things in "memory." No one says they "remember" things. Or "forget" ANYTHING! In fact, they don't. Every bit goes to an address, an enumerated address; if all else fails, which it doesn't, the machine can just be made to review all addresses in sequence, 'til it finds what you are looking for. It's there, all right - though debatably worse for wear.

Thus computers are not the obvious place to study forgetting, or remembering, or reminding. But I think it is still possible. I suspect that what living things remember are intensely analyzed, highly processed, before they end up as engrams (whatever those are, exactly). I also suspect that if a computer is programmed to do similar analysis and processing before it files something away, then getting that thing back becomes delightfully problematic. The machine forgets what it saw. The machine does remember, only not right now. The machine insists it remembers right now - only it's totally wrong, or not fully right.

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