Originally Posted by tekomino
The long term memory in humans is stored in neocortex part of brain short term in hippocampus part. This has been proven be countless research. It has also been shown that it is possible to erase memory
by manipulating brain cells.
This proves that our actual memories are stored in the brain. Its like computer memory just much more sophisticated.
I am not sure this is accurate. I was watching a show on TLC or Discovery once and they were showing this experiment where they basically took a bunch of rats and ran them through a maze until they memorized which way to go. Essentially they scientifically created a memory for these rats to know how to run the maze.
Then what they did with the rats is they surgically removed a piece of their brain and let them re-run the maze to see which part of the brain contained that memory.
So for example, for Rat #1 they removed section A, for Rat #2 they removed section B etc. until all sections were removed.
Essentially, the end of the experiment was that after extensive testing and scientific research they could NOT find where memories are stored in the brain, and in effect they concluded that memories are not stored IN the brain but somewhere else.
I can't remember which show this was on exactly, but I'm pretty sure one could find something by digging around on the net.
(For example, I found this article on another theory also: http://www.propeller.com/viewstory/2...%2F&frame=true
My point is simply this. There is no scientific proof yet that memories are stored in the brain. It's just a theory.