> Or how about consolidating redundant memories. ... A few memorable
> walks might remain separate, or as additions to the composite memory. I
> suspect that redundant events are already stored this way to some extent.
Yes, the brain must already be doing this somehow. I think of it as a computer reducing wav files into compact ASCII text. One can store hours of conversation into a very small ASCII file. When one recalls walking to school, the brain must be rederiving the memories to some extent, rather than finding and reading files as a computer does. spike