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memoryslandscape · 2 days
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It is only a story. Your story. My story.
Ted Hughes, from “Visit,“ Birthday Letters (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1998)
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historyemmanuel · 3 days
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Marion S. Trikosko, "Malcolm X at a press conference given by Martin Luther King at the U.S. Capitol about the Senate debate on the Civil Rights Act of 1964," 1964, Library of Congress.
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facesofone · 2 days
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Having some technical difficulties with my drawing pad so this is a repost of one of my comics from two years ago. Kinda going along with the theme of memory problems I have for you the "corrupted file." Different alters can view the same event very differently and sometimes that difference can taint the memory altogether. It's hard when you just want to sit back and remember something but it's suddenly unclear or messy or straight up not how you remembered it at all.
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Panel 1: Along a wall there are four filing cabinets each labeled with one of the alters' name (LtoR: Atom, Kyra, Jak, and Ian) Jak is digging through his own cabinet and says "Hmm...this one should be good."
Panel 2: It is a close up of his hand holding a black floppy disk with the label "That One Relationship That Didn't Suck Pt. 1" and is going to insert it into the slot. What slot you may ask? Who knows, in the next panel there is a tv and tvs don't have slots. I can't believe I never noticed it, but then again 2020 was a weird year.
Panel 3: Jak is sitting in front of a TV looking perplexed and angry. He says "What the hell is this?! There's something wrong with the file. The colors are all off, everything is blurry and I can't see anyone's face! This is not how I remember it at all..."
Panel 4: Kyra is now standing behind him, looking guilty, being guilty, saying "I...uh...may've accidentally corrupted it when I viewed it last." Jak shouts "Stay out of my memories!" Kyra rubs the back of her head and says "Sorry."
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wallacepolsom · 2 days
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Wallace Polsom, Life During Wartime: It Was Long Ago and Far Away (2022), paper collage, 23.1 x 18.8 cm.
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bpod-mrc · 3 days
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Flimsy Protection
APOE is a protein that carries fat in the blood. There are different genetic versions of APOE, and people who inherit one or two copies of the APOε4 (APOE4) form have a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease than people with other forms of the protein, such as APOε3 (APOE3). How a fat-carrying protein contributes to brain problems has been a mystery, but scientists recently found a clue. The brain’s neurons are coated with a fatty substance called myelin, which both protects the cells and enables their high-speed firing. Studies of postmortem brains show people with APOE4 (bottom row) have less myelin (dark staining) than people with APOE3 (top row), suggesting the APOE4 neurons may be more prone to failure and degeneration. In mice, scientists have been able to fix APOE4’s shortcomings – improving neuronal myelination and the animals’ learning and memory – providing a glimmer of hope for future clinical intervention.
Written by Ruth Williams
Image from work by Joel W. Blanchard, Leyla Anne Akay, Jose Davila-Velderrain and Djuna von Maydell, and colleagues
Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
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Research published in Nature, November 2022
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jmfenner91 · 2 months
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Inktober Day 12: Forget I have a lot of memory issues, so I tried to capture that 'spotlight searching' feeling. It sometimes feels like recalling one thing means forgetting another!
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These men are worth your tears. You are not worth their merriment.
- Wilfred Owen
An ex-comrade in arms from my former regiment forwarded me this video. It’s been doing the rounds amongst veterans. It doesn’t need any explanation.
Lest we forget...
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Memory taps a gun to your inner skull & demands you bring back the dead.
— Donte Collins, from "Grief, Again"
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metamorphesque · 3 months
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— Conversations About Home (At the Deportation Centre), Warsan Shire
[text ID: I am the sin of memory and the absence of memory.]
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memoryslandscape · 2 days
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I remember Those long, crimson-shadowed evenings of ours More like the breath-held camera moments Of reaching to touch a falcon that does not fly off. As if I held your hand to stroke a falcon With your hand.
Ted Hughes, from “The Rag Rug,“ Birthday Letters (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1998)
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fairydrowning · 3 months
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"Memory blurs, that's the point. If memory didn't blur you wouldn't have the fool's courage to do things again, again, again, that tear you apart."
-Joyce Carol Oates, From "We Were The Mulvaneys" (Plume, 1997)
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itscolossal · 3 months
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Solitude and Nature’s Ephemerality Emanates from the Illuminated Forms in Sung Hwa Kim’s Paintings
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not2menotifitsyou · 3 months
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Dreams, memories, etc etc
Nayna minanda//lcd soundsystem//Kazuo Ishiguro//Richard Siken//Madeline Miller//Holly Warburton//Anne Carson//Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind//Octavio Paz//@ peopleiveloved on instagram//Richard Siken//Debra Lott//unknown source//Cigarettes After Sex
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bpod-mrc · 3 days
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Bogged Down Brain
A large group of walkers striding down a country path will bunch up into a jammed cluster when they hit a very muddy patch. The same, it seems, happens to a protein, Fyn, involved in memory formation in the brain, and when it gets jammed up it can contribute to dementia. Researchers tracked the movement of Fyn through brain cells (their trajectory map through neurons pictured) and saw that they unfurl to slow down, like opening a tiny parachute, when they help form memories. But if they don’t pack up and move on afterwards, the clusters they form cause problems. The study found when another protein, Tau, is disturbed it produces gel-like droplets which trap Fyn in place, accentuating their clustering to a damaging degree. Targeting these droplets could help treat or prevent dementia, and stop Fyn getting stuck in the mud.
Written by Anthony Lewis
Image from work by Ramón Martínez-Mármol and Christopher Small, and colleagues
Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research (CJCADR), Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, Brisbane, QLD,Australia
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Research published in Molecular Psychiatry, October 2022
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pratchettquotes · 5 months
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"Do you remember--"
"I have a...very good memory, thank you."
"Do you ever wonder what life would have been like if you'd said yes?" said Ridcully.
"No."
"I suppose we'd have settled down, had children, grandchildren, that sort of thing..."
Granny shrugged. It was the sort of thing romantic idiots said. But there was something in the air tonight...
"What about the fire?" she said.
"What fire?"
"Swept through our house just after we were married. Killed us both."
"What fire? I don't know anything about any fire?"
Granny turned around.
"Of course not! It didn't happen. But the point is, it might have happened. You can't say 'if this didn't happen then that would have happened' because you don't know everything that might have happened. You might think something'd be good, but for all you know it could have turned out horrible. You can't say 'if only I'd...' because you could be wishing for anything. The point is, you'll never know. You've gone past. So there's no use thinking about it. So I don't."
Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies
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