Saturday, December 17, 2005

Memory Test

1) Write down as many animals as you can think of in one minute.
2) Write down as many fruits as you can think of in one minute.

If you are way under 20 items per list, well, you still owe me that money. You see, it ain't memory, but recall, that is being tested here. Nothing is forgotten... there's just lazy, disorganized filing of memories. What is going on when you experience a blocked memory? When you draw a blank? I don't know, but it is certainly one of the most alienating and frustrating tricks our brains can pull on us. Memory is so connected to identity that when denied access to it, even for a fraction of a second, we are left exposed to our physical animal nature. A shocking momentary awareness that we are bascially dumb piles of meat indentured to service these memories that define us and give context to the chaos of being alive.

1 Comments:

Blogger Babycakes said...

monkey, giraffe, cat, dog, koala, chinchilla, fox, horse, camel, bird, dolphin, whale, alligator, emu, pig, goat, sheep....

apple, pineapple, pear, banana, tomato, star fruit, grapes, coconut, currants, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries...

hmmm.

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