Carolyn Wolf

Abstract Memories


Ask yourself, what is the earliest memory you can recall? I’ve always been intrigued with how people think and recall information. I also question what goes through people’s minds at a given moment. Is it actually possible to think about nothing? Will computers eventually replace our brains? As long as we preserve our brain, are we preserving ourselves?

The study of neuroscience has been around since as early as the 18th century, yet we are still learning about the brain’s capabilities. Despite our technological advances, we are unable to prevent the deterioration of our minds. Whether it’s age or disease, the human brain will change due to those circumstances and ourselves along with it. While the prospect of memory loss is scary, it also leads to the topic of memory preservation. 

Abstract Memories is meant to be an informative and visual interpretation of the human memory processing systems. My goal was to captivate the viewer with a visually intriguing interpretation of the human mind, and provide scientific research on human memory processing systems; specifically focusing on Sensory, Short-Term, and Long-Term Memory. Of course, the human brain has many interconnecting facets and functions, but by focusing on the three primary memory systems, I can direct the audience towards a universal principle: Although our memories differ from each other, we all possess the same memory processing systems.

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