If we want to define memory, can we think of it as a Bio/neural repository?! If so, How can we define the capacity of that repository? which kinds of inputs saved in it, and by which methods ?
The adjective Bio/neural refers to material and functions. While our brain is made of biomaterial like the rest of our bodies, it beforms countless neural tasks every second to manage, create and interpret all signals (information) in order to orchestralize all visible and invisible human bodies’ functions.
One of the most mysterious things regarding memory, that it has no a particular place in our brain. It is just processes and functions facilitated by certain mechanisms, in which informations are treated and stored in order to constitute a wide ranges of our cognitive awareness!
Trough our human five sensory channels unlimited kinds of information are submitted and stored in our memory, which is able to recall them whenever we need, like so we constitute our own knowledge bank through the whole life.
But the point is, through this neural processes, what is the nature of that recalling processes, by which the stored information come to our attention again in order to use it? Does memory just resend the stored encoded information (in the form of neural signals) into our attention to be re-decoded and used as it was in its original state, or through the encoding and decoding processes the stored information are being re-treated and re-interpreted through the recalling processes?
If yes, so our memory is not only for saving information, but it plays a serious role in generating knowledge based on the capacity of quantitative and qualitative content of its stored information regarding a particular matter!
It is critical that neural networks remember some information to do more meaningful tasks:
It is desirable that intelligent systems have an external memory attached to it. Research has shown that we could have a model of working memory (also known as short term memory) that assists neural networks. The brain has a working memory which can be used to fetch and write data. The computer traditionally have cache which is temporary memory to quickly access information that can be called working memory.
(ABHIJEET KATTE MAR 22, 2018).
Currently, I am going to build a ANN-based computational model of memory in order to investigate a simple example of how information could be processed ( re-treated and re-interpreted) during the recalling processes.
I am looking forward, with Stefanos help, to develop my model towards a comprehensive complicated system that can numerically/ quantitatively define the nonlinear generative memory.