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Hi Nizzle,1. Yes, it is neuronal connections, but I needed more than that because every memory is different and I needed to know what is the nature of the neuronal connections that makes a particular memory unique? Would the neurons be a unique chemical sequence for every memory?
2. True, the brain is different at any given moment. When one memorises something into long term memory, would the brain actually hard wire that memory (again, as a unique chemical sequence) into the brain?
3. Correct that the brain does not store and incident, but codes for the memory. If I told a lie and yet also remembered the truth about an incident, how would my brain differentiate between the two when I wanted to recall it? Ditto with reading it in a book, watching it in a movie, how does my brain know which memory of the incident is the lie, the literary version, the movie version and the reality? In what way are the neuronal connections different for each of those?
4. My apologies. My question wasnít clear enough: would the memory of my mother be encoded as the same chemical sequence in the brains of both my sister and me if we are both recalling a memory of our mother? I personally donít think it would be, which brings up the question of epistemology in philosophy, but....it still begs the question: how do we encode memories of same person in different brains?