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I have read a lot about people who are good memorizing images (visual type memory), music, words, numbers, etc. but I have never read a lot about how all these things are "saved" in our brain.

I am not trying to understand the biological part, that is far away from my competences, I am talking more about a more general layer, like what we actually memorize?

I will start from an example: what do we "save" when we remember an image?

  • Do we memorize all the "pixels" as a computer would?
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  • $\begingroup$ I don't think the answer to this is known. $\endgroup$ – Carey Gregory Sep 14 '18 at 14:29
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    $\begingroup$ Eh, although I agree the precise answer is not known, we do know quite a bit about visual memory (you definitely do not store pixels like a computer, for example). This question would be much better suited for Psych&Neuro.SE or Bio.SE; I'll flag it for migration to Psych&Neuro. $\endgroup$ – Bryan Krause Sep 14 '18 at 15:35
  • $\begingroup$ ok! @BryanKrause $\endgroup$ – aster94 Sep 16 '18 at 17:55
  • $\begingroup$ @Narusan could you bring the original post back? you edited it so heavily that you completely changed the purpose of the discussion, i wasn't asking if we memorize pixels..... you also completely deleted the part about the algorithm... you also changed to mane of the topic, that wasn't definitely about visual memory.... $\endgroup$ – aster94 Sep 16 '18 at 17:57
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    $\begingroup$ @aster You can't post discussions here. It's a Q&A site, not a forum. All Narusan did was make your question an actual question that meets site policy instead of the speculative "discussion" it was originally. $\endgroup$ – Carey Gregory Sep 17 '18 at 1:00

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