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When conversing, I often find myself using words or conveying ideas that I wasn't aware that I knew, nor whether these words/ideas were actually relevant to the conversation. It is only after googling these words that I realise that indeed they are relevant.

I also find myself remembering some particular information which I was adamant that was no longer in my memory. This is often triggered some some string of events, seemingly deterministic in nature, in such a way that if those particular set of events weren't sequenced into the order they were, I would never remember that.

This leads me onto how we humans actually memorise? Is the deterministic nature of the brain's neural network relevant to the randomness of memorization?

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  • $\begingroup$ A bit like déjà vu of information. $\endgroup$ Dec 28, 2021 at 9:56
  • $\begingroup$ Some memory is auto-associative, so triggering a tiny part of a memory might bring back the whole memory. You can find more details here. Just a small part of the answer, I'm sure there's more ways to look at it. $\endgroup$
    – David Cian
    Dec 29, 2021 at 0:21

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