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How memory works and implications for NLP changework

we have several
different types of
memory function
in our brain... NLP
works most
directly with the
"working memory"
to create changes
in "long term

What is memory? How does memory work? How can we gain insights into NLP re-imprinting, change personal history, phobia fixes, family systems work and other NLP change processes, by learning about memory?

Modern Brain research tells us that we have different sorts of memory functions, based in different centers in the brain. Besides the well known "short-term" and "long-term" memory, there is also the "sensory register", which fuels short-term memory and "working memory", which is important in turning short-term memory into organized long-term memory and for retrieving that memory so it's available again in the present moment. We engage working memory when doing NLP change-work. It is the "handle on the screwdriver" so to speak, that gives us access to the deeper belief structures and their supporting V's and A's and K's.

Just as an individual's "map of reality" is rich and distinctive with unique parts, one's long-term memory is composed of many functionally different types of memory. "Semantic memory" stores context-free verbal facts. "Episodic memory" is highly context rich and what we typically think of as "memory". In reality, this is a sort of "Reader's Digest" version of experience and our conscious brain fills in the rest. (Remember "delete", "distort" and "generalize" from NLP?) "Flash bulb memory" is a special part of episodic memory that stores highly contextualized dramatic events (remember where you were during the 9-11 plane crash?). "Emotive memory" is context free memory associated with the Amigdala and with a brain structure called the hypocampus, which matures in adolescence and is largely unavailable the first year or two of life.

"Spatial memory" is our sense of 3-d space - our physical map of our environment. It allows us to know where we parked the car and where the bathroom is and also how to navigate around in our world. "Procedural memory" is the memory of motor skills: all the "how to's" (drive a car, do Tai Chi, perform a dance piece...)

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