Memories give coherence to who we are. Past and present experiences blended in an interplay of information from our senses. The dominance of the Visual Realm is evident: Colours, luminance, contrasts, and shapes provide to our memories a vast part of our vivid phenomenological experience. Countless memories are built though the vision.
The Visual Realm (Vision I – V) contains two key elements:
- Visual textures and colours (landscapes) are embedded in the models’ head in those brain areas where neuroscience showed that visual memories are held and created (heads’ models are landscapes of Serra de Tramuntana, World Heritage Site, Mallorca.
- Parts of the models’ heads are covered by their own hands. This occlusion is not arbitrary. Until very recently, neuroscience could not tell the role of these covered regions in the creation of certain types of memories.