Recollections of the Big Bang

July 1, 2014 11:38 PM

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Recollections of the Big Bang

When we recollect something, we tap into stored data in our brains to recreate some distant event in our past. This also includes our origin in the Big Bang!

If we look into this ability to recall memories in more detail, neurophysiologists who study how the brain actually accomplishes this trick often think in terms of "reconstructive memory recall." This is a form of recall that works by storing abstract features that are then used to construct the mem...

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