I know people who can instantaneously remember many events from 50 years ago. Moreover, there are savants who have memorized thousands of books and can instantly read off paragraphs from any page of these books, what is the molecular mechanism of long term memory storage that satisfied two competing requirements:
- Instantaneous retrieval
- Stable long term storage
I see that there are number of school of thoughts. C.R. Gallistel is of the opinion that plastic synapsis cannot account for storage 1. He argues for storage in the cellular matter akin to DNA. I am looking for comprehensive and up to date readings on this topic.