That most intriguing aspect of human memory, is its persistence in spite of continual loss of individual neurons over the lifetime of the individual, has led many workers to the concept of distributed memory. For distributed memory (more like a hologram than a photograph) possesses in a very natural way the property of relative invulnerability to the loss of storage units: individual memory sites hold superimposed information concerning many events. In order to obtain a single event, information must be gathered from many sites. Loss of individual units decreases signal-to-noise ratios but does not lose items of information.
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