Two kinds of Memory

There are two kinds of memory:

  • Communicative: based on current news events and happenings. (eg. a new pop song)
  • Cultural: the kind of historic memory, for information that can be accessed in the archives (eg. a biography of a dead celebrity)

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How long can an event hold humanity's attention? There's an equation for that.

How long can an event hold humanity's attention? There's an equation for that.