X-Message-Number: 19333
Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 11:10:15 EDT
Subject: squirrel memories

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>Apparently squirrels, when hibernating, lose almost all their
synapses (for instance). 

  Does that prove that they don't lose their memories? It seems to me that 
for squirrels, like medical students, the ability to completely forget last 
year's information and replace it with this year's might be an advantage. 
(The squirrels benefit from forgetting last year's nut burial locations and 
replacing them with this year's, and the med students benefit by forgetting 
all their medical knowledge and replacing it with investment and golf 
  Anyway very interesting post. It is about time that we figure out how our 
brains work! -Bill 


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