The Echoes of the Mind (59) Memory


Perception, imagination, expectation, anticipation, illusion: all are based on memory. There are hardly any border lines between them. They just merge into each other. All are response of memory. ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj

Memory is the faculty for retaining and retrieving information. Various types of memory – from personal experiences to symbolic abstractions – are encoded, stored, and later recalled. Memory is the mind’s personal library.

Memory is essential for behavior. There is nothing of significance that is not based fundamentally on memory. Our consciousness and our actions are shaped by our experiences. And, our experiences shape us only because of their lingering consequences. ~ American neurobiologist James McGaugh

Memory isn’t for trying to remember. It’s for doing better the next time. ~ American psychologist Jeff Zacks