I met my first savant 52 years ago and have been intrigued with that remarkable condition ever since. One of the most striking and consistent things in the many savants I have seen is that that they clearly know things they never learned . . . . Continue reading →
The obvious question: How can a worm remember things after losing its head?
“We have no idea,” Levin admitted. “What we do know is that memory can be stored outside the brain—presumably in other body cells—so that [memories] can get imprinted onto the new brain as it regenerates.”
Or, it is possible that there is some anomalous mechanism outside of conventional science that is in some way related to memories. This could help explain some of the still unresolved issues outlined by Lamarck or how complex behaviors (e.g. building a bird nest) are passed down.Continue reading →