There are people with supermemories, called highly superior autobiographical memory (HSAM), i.e., the detailed recollection of events that occurred in the distant past. Although the recollection of, say the weather on this day 15 years ago may not be entirely accurate (errors occur) and may contain gaps (maybe an hour of sunshine on a predominantly rainy day is not recollected), their memories are clearly superior nonetheless.

I have heard these statements that all memories are stored in the brain and that the reason why we forget is because those memories are simply not accessible anymore. This would metaphorically be like the workings of a hard drive, where deletion of a file removes the flag, but the information is physically still stored, it is just invisible to the user and difficult to access. Following this reasoning, everyone would have HSAM in a way, barred that normally the memories can't readily be accessed.

Hypnosis seems to be capable of enhancing the recollection of memories in people without HSAM, and hence hypnosis is said to improve memory, indirectly indicating that memory storage indeed may generally be higher than apparent in everyday life, but that the brain needs a hand in retrieving those memories.

My question is:

  • Are all conscious1 memories stored, but access is permitted only when its regularly accessed, or enhanced through hypnosis or other means? In other words, does everyone has super memory like HSAM, but do people without HMAS simply lack an efficient way to access those distant memories?

1 With all conscious memories I mean memories of life events that were experienced while being awake and vigilant. For the sake of question focus, I suggest disregarding life events occurring during sleep, coma, anesthesia or other periods of reduced consciousness.


This may seem far fetched at first. Give the concepts given below some time. Do your research and experiments first before disregarding the information below. In other words: You might need to put in a little effort/work for the information below to mean anything to you.

Thomas Campbell his Theory Of Everything (TOE) has a view on this. He says you can focus your intent to get any information you desire. He compares a clear focussed intent with a proper database query. You then need to be open to receive the outcome, and not distort it with your analytical mind, at first. He has several video's where he guides you through remote viewing what is inside boxes. I was stunned to experience accuracies in my perception, over multiple times, which has proven this mechanism to work (for me) without a doubt.

These are slides of one of his presentations. You can view the presentations on youtube. Search for "Remote Viewing by intent". http://www.my-big-toe.com/uploads/HawaiiSlides.pdf

What he mentions in his book (http://www.intradimensions.net/mybigtoe.pdf) is that your brain is the interface, but not the storage location.

I see a relation here with recollecting past memories. They might well be those intent based queries. You can get better with practise on the mechanism to query, retreive and interpret the information. Whether it are 'your' memories or other information from a past event.

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    $\begingroup$ This is a scientific site. I quickly looked for existing publications of Thomas Campbell, and could find none. In other words, none of his work has been peer reviewed, nor proven. Given that, I'm not sure a philosophical answer constitutes as an answer here. $\endgroup$ – Steven Jeuris Sep 1 '15 at 16:47
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    $\begingroup$ @StevenJeuris He is scientist who worked for NASA and military. The first who proposed the earth was a globe was lit on fire. Your loss if you disregard the info given above based on the mere fact that all pioneers simply don't have peers to review it. Scientist only think objectively, while what Tom describes is about subjective experience. How can I prove to you that I am conscious while dreaming and asked a person a question who teaches me life lessons? That's simply not done objectively. Your loss... $\endgroup$ – Mike de Klerk Sep 1 '15 at 17:28
  • $\begingroup$ And BTW. The CIA has made a protocol on remote viewing to train their agents. There is lots of evidence those things are reality. If you open up to it you will experience it yourself. That will be your scientific proof. $\endgroup$ – Mike de Klerk Sep 1 '15 at 17:32
  • $\begingroup$ @MikedeKlerk I'm with you, but you're wasting your time. Unfortunately it's not mainstream science, so you can't do much, so all Paranormal topics are censored here. A scientific theory must be testable or refutable predictions of what should happen or be seen. All NASA/CIA did some confidential projects, but actually nothing has been officially proven. And some former guys doesn't have any power. So I guess that kind of discoveries needs to come out of the academies to be real. Meanwhile they're just treated as pseudoscience. $\endgroup$ – kenorb Sep 2 '15 at 14:32
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    $\begingroup$ How come the higgs boson was already (theoretical) science when its existence wasn't proven? Logical derivations required it to exist. Decades later it was proven with the LHC. With Campbells My Big TOE it is the same. He uses logical derivations, supported by his experiments (and he did experiments the scientific way). Let me ask this: what is the common accepted explanation for the double slit experiment? Look up Tom's explanation for the double slit experiment, it makes more sense. youtube.com/watch?v=LW6Mq352f0E He is a scientist. $\endgroup$ – Mike de Klerk Sep 3 '15 at 5:50

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