I am interested in the idea that memories transform from reality into something else.
Memories are eroded by memories, and they become see-through, duplicated, reflected, decayed and mixed by the past and present. Sometimes we have distorted and false memories or imagination which transform into paradoxical and fictitious memories. Still the memories continue to transform with timing, similarization, scaling, viewpoints, emotional behaviour …..
Human memories have *Episodic memory and *Semantic memory which is a part of conscious memories.
*Episodic memory represents our memory of experiences and specific events in time in a serial form, from which we can reconstruct the actual events that took place at any given point in our lives. It is the memory of autobiographical events (times, places, associated emotions and other contextual knowledge) that can be explicitly stated. Individuals tend to see themselves as actors in these events, and the emotional charge and the entire context surrounding an event is usually part of the memory, not just the bare facts of the event itself.
*Semantic memory is a more structured record of facts, meanings, concepts and knowledge about the external world that we have acquired. It refers to general factual knowledge, shared with others and independent of personal experience and of the spatial/temporal context in which it was acquired. Semantic memories may once have had a personal context, but now stand alone as simple knowledge. It therefore includes such things as types of food, capital cities, social customs, functions of objects, vocabulary, understanding of mathematics, etc. Much of semantic memory is abstract and relational and is associated with the meaning of verbal symbols.