LTM not like RAMMarch 16 2004 at 6:59 PM
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Long term memory (LTM) is not like RAM, in that it will not be lost if the brain "reboots". This isn't speculation, it's demonstrated by the fact that people recover from electroshock therapy (the equivalent of a "brain reboot") with LTM intact.
Short term memory, STM, is like RAM, in that it is mediated by cycles of current in the brain. If you die in a car accident and are revived, you won't remember the hour or so prior to the accident.
The hyppocampus is the part of the brain the forms STM into LTM.
- Right - TWrelated on Mar 16, 2004