For a long time, memory researchers assumed that memories were like volumes stored in a library. When your brain remembered something, it was simply searching through the stacks and then reading aloud from whatever passage it discovered. But some scientists now believe that memories effectively get rewritten every time they’re activated, thanks to a process called reconsolidation. To create a synaptic connection between two neurons the associative link that is at the heart of all neuronal learning you need protein synthesis. Studies on rats suggest that if you block protein synthesis during the execution of learned behavior pushing a lever to get food, for instance the learned behavior disappears. It appears that instead of simply recalling a memory that had been forged days or months ago, the brain is forging it all over again, in a new associative context. In a sense, when we remember something, we create a new memory, one that is shaped by the changes that have happened to our brain since the memory last occurred to us.

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Besides, nowadays, almost all capable people are terribly afraid of being ridiculous, and are miserable because of it.
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Maurice Denis, April (Easter Morning), 1891

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Maurice Denis, April (Easter Morning), 1891

“Just think how many thoughts a blanket smothers while one lies alone in bed, and how many unhappy dreams it keeps warm.” — Franz Kafka, The Complete Stories

There ought to be more pizza.

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Frantically trying to keep calm

2. Write freely and as rapidly as possible and throw the whole thing on paper. Never correct or rewrite until the whole thing is down. Rewrite in process is usually found to be an excuse for not going on. It also interferes with flow and rhythm which can only come from a kind of unconscious association with the material.

John Steinbeck - Tips on writing

Wake up with a hatchet over your head.

How odd I can have all this inside me and to you it’s just words.
  

I can barely breathe - Manchester Orchestra

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Bye bye Belfin.

Bye bye Belfin.

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Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

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Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  

Only For You - Heartless Bastards

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Damn you, self-pitying heart.

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Damn you, self-pitying heart.