transdisciplinary exploration of cymatics, consciousness, and information science
It seems valid to distinguish three kinds of memory in man.
The first has been termed immediate and seems to cover events of the past few seconds only.
It is as if all information coming into the brain is held in some location for a very short time before a decision is made about where to store it.
If it is to be filed in an accessible place, it passes to a second storage location called recent memory, where it may remain for days or, perhaps, weeks; otherwise it is salted away out of reach of ordinary consciousness.
Eventually, if it is to be kept in an accessible place for a longer time, it moves to a third long-term storage location, which is the permanent memory file.
Each of these locations has active connections to ordinary consciousness so that memories may be quickly retrieved from all of them in our normal waking state.”