Science News Magazine February 3, 2018, “Memories are usually thought of as deep-personal possessions, small items – emotions, words, colors and smells sewn into our unique neural tapestries as life progresses.” One of the most indigenous explanations today places irritations (memories) squarely within the synapses, connections in which chemical and electrical messages move between nerve cells, or neurons. However, Tonegawa and his colleagues in the Journal of Science in 2015 concluded that “Memory was stored in something unrelated to the strength of the synapses.” “Cellular machines needed to call memories are not necessarily the same machines that store memories.” Ryan, Tonegawa, and Glanzman (scientists noted) think that … bulked-up synapses are important for retrieving memories, but not what really stores them … Levin and Tal Shomrat reported in 2013 in the Journal of Experimental Biology ‘The fact that memory came to be recalled in the way of disqualification experiments suggests that signals outside the brain can store memories in some way, even if they are temporary. “” To date, he has failed to explain the field of memories in tangible terms. “
Hypothesis: There is a human spirit that everyone inherits from their parents at birth that stores that person ‘s memory.
If we look at the whole article from Science News Magazine mentioned above and the research behind the article, one concludes that the brain is the mechanism for consciously retrieving memories, but not storing them, and not only memory is stored in the brain, but may not be stored in the body. So where is memory stored? This is the question I address in this article.
Look around the room where you are sitting and look away. Do you remember what you saw? Do you believe that because of the brief insight you took, the brain may have changed quickly, that any part of your body changed immediately to store that glimpse and all the flashes and senses you experienced in your life ? Do you believe in life after death? If so, wouldn’t you think you would keep your memory when the body dies? While science does not usually address spiritual issues, I believe that the search for the site of memory will help us to understand the nature of the human spirit and more.
Theory: To discuss the human spirit one must look beyond science to the theory then try to use scientific methods to find out if the theory could be true. I do not believe that mathematics will help us to find proof. I draw my theory from revelations from the Christian Bible and from personal experience because only through personal revelation and experience can the spirit be understood and cognitively.
Personal Experience: Although the spirit cannot be scientifically created at present it can be felt through emotional energy. If we think about the things that can be perceived from the human spirit then the most obvious is love. Love cannot be perceived directly from the senses but everyone knows it exists. This is also true of hate, anger, jealousy, and other emotions. Think about how your energy level will rise when you have any of these feelings. The increase in energy we experience comes from chemicals in the brain that respond to information that the brain receives from the spirit. The concept is similar to cloud computing where the information is stored outside the computer. Under this concept, the window is the spirit of emotion. The theory is that all memory is stored in the spirit and we can perceive this through emotion, a direct connection between the spirit and cognition.
We know about the Spirit of Man from Revelation: I suggest that we are all the result of putting together the physical and spiritual “DNA” of our parents. If we believe in God, we are told that men and women are created in the image of God. (We have a spirit and body form like Jesus). However, not only are we like him, but God created us so that we can also reproduce. The male’s sperm attaches to the woman’s egg and another is created. That person is “generated” by two people and has his own physical body and, in my theory, the human spirit from his mother and father. I suggest that the human spirits of the mother and father come together to form the human spirit of their child. I suggest that we are all the result of putting together the physical and spiritual “DNA” of our parents. This human spirit nourishes your consciousness and has the free will to seek God or depart.
I also suggest that the human spirit is the spiritual egg of a spiritual person. From a human spiritual point of view, we are all women. If a person seeks God, God imparts his human spirit to the Holy Spirit to form a spiritual person, like the sperm of the father imploring the mother egg to make a physical person. Under this theory, both spirits (God and the individual) become a spiritual embryo and are eventually born as a spiritual person, a child of God at the time of his physical death. If you think back to the story of the Virgin Mary we see that this is described, in part, in the birth of Jesus.
Luke 1:35 (NASB)
35 And the angel said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Leaving shall be over thee; therefore the child that is born shall be holy; he shall be called the Son of God.
Jesus was only half human spirit because Mary was a virgin. She had to be a virgin under this theory. Human spirits only come from the union of human parents. Thus, Mary had half the human spirit and the whole Spirit of God within her miraculously conceived human body. He was tempted and felt sad showing half of Mary, but he violated his human desires because of the Holy Spirit of God. He had both a spiritual and a spiritual body while alive on earth. The Apostles saw his spiritual body during his transformation. When he was crucified, his physical body died and his spiritual body remained. He is the first Son of God.
Under this theory, the spiritual person is born after the physical death of the physical person. We are literally born again in the spirit as a child of God. With all the memories we collected while we were physically alive. You would have this with all your memories, skills and abilities still in a recognizable spiritual body. As Paul says in Romans 8 Verse 23, we now have only the first fruits of the Spirit and are awaiting our full acceptance / birth as children of God. These first results encompass all of our memory. This makes us embryos spiritual throughout our bodily lives and the earth as God’s womb. The human spirit has a choice to love God or to walk away. If the choice is to love God, then the Holy Spirit comes upon us as He did with Mary and creates a spiritual embryo by being in our human spirit and in the Holy Spirit. In this way, God creates a truly loving spiritual family composed of “children of God” who truly love Him. And, Jesus is the firstfruits, so we will be like him. Here is what Paul has to say:
1 Corinthians 15: 42-46 (NASB)
42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. He is put to a perishable body, an imperceptible body is raised to him;
43 He is exalted in dishonesty, he is exalted in glory; it is weakened, it is raised in power;
44 a natural body is taken, a spiritual body is built for him. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.
45 So also it is written, “The first man, Adam, BECAME A LIVING SOUL.” (Spirit of man) The last Adam (Jesus Christ) became a spirit of life. (Holy Spirit)
46 However, the first is not spiritual, but the natural; then the spiritual.
Romans 8: 14-17 (NASB)
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we hear, Abba, Father.
16 The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God,
17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
We are born again as sons of God.
Our spirit in the above quotation is our human spirit in which the seat of our memory for our lifetime before and after our death. The brain recovers memories.