The Glass Bead Game: Magister Ludi



from Wikipedia

The game

The Glass Bead Game is “a kind of synthesis of human learning”[9] in which themes, such as a musical phrase or a philosophical thought, are stated. As the Game progresses, associations between the themes become deeper and more varied.[9] Although the Glass Bead Game is described lucidly, the rules and mechanics are not explained in detail.[10]

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Long/Short: Different Encodings for Memory Recall

Something about the experiment in the following article makes me think about the access and recall of memories. How is it that when I attempt to recall something, at first I am presented with an absence? Then, as images of that memory start forming in the present, how does that previous absence inform my capacity to determine whether or not the recalled memory is accurate?  The process by which we recognize a memory as actually having-been is not as trivial as it seems, I think.

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