Via Jason Kottke
“You are looking at the far end of the transformation from metric, visual shapes to conceptual memory-related information. It is that transformation that underlies our ability to understand the world. It’s not enough to see something familiar and match it. It’s the fact that you plug visual information into the rich tapestry of memory that brings it to life.”
The New Scientist reports that previously debunked theories about “grandmother-cells,” which connect images to specific memories, are being accepted again in psychologist circles.
This reminds me of an old AGFA or Kodak advertisement in India – “Memories fade. Images do not.”