There are many kinds of memory, and the kind we use when we write is not the same as the kind we use when we solve a puzzle. There are 14 different types of memory listed here, and none of them are esoteric.
Another take on Proust: Our memories play with us, getting twisted and polluted every time we call on them. Or do we play with them without knowing it? The past exists in a game of Telephone we play every time we tell a life story.
A talk touching on how the law of entropy affects everything in the world except the human spirit, and hinting at some of the rewards that await people who carefully review their lives at a time when their contemporaries are just waiting for the end.
This article discusses the possibility that medical science might eliminate psychic pain just as it has reduced physical pain. If our identity is deeply tied to the traumas we have survived, what might this mean for our sense of self?
The memoirs we write reflect the stories about ourselves that have been internalized for years. Here is one writer's advice about how to treat those inner stories to find our own truth before we put words on paper.