February 9, 2021

A brain doesn't store memories like files in a computer‚Äč--‚Äčit reconstructs them on demand with electricity and swirling chemicals. We call this process *remembering* but it's really *assembling*.
Lisa Feldman Barrett, "Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain"

Sometimes we're responsible for things not because they're our fault, but because we're the only ones who can change them.
Lisa Feldman Barrett, "Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain"

We can only ever understand anything by comparing it with something else that we think we already understand better.
Iain McGilchrist, "The Divided Brain and the Search for Meaning"

Moving a lot as a child helps you identify how old you were when things happened in your life as you can associate age ranges to specific houses.