Long-term memory loss in immortals

Anton Sherwood (dasher@netcom.com)
Mon, 28 Jul 1997 19:21:43 -0700

Dr. Jim Stevenson asks
: How about the emotional effects on memory. I believe we remember
: almost every detail about the times when we fell in love. [...]

I sure don't. Maybe I've never been in love.

: Memories of trauma are stored differently.

Greg Chalfin once said that the Romans used to find a small boy and
beat him up while reciting the terms of a contract, so that the boy
would vividly retain it. Greg suggested that sexual envy could be
even better for the purpose. "Hey, Vesuvio-face! Octavilla and I are
going up to Mulholland to make out like rabbits! And Livius promises
to repay Caeso three hundred sesterces at six per cent per annum!"

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