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 in our memories is evident: Colours, luminance, contrasts, and shapes provide a vast part of our vivid phenomenological experience.
The Visual Realm (Vision I – V) contains two key elements:
- Visual ‘textures’ are embedded in the models’ head in those brain areas where research in neuroscience has showed that visual memories are maintained (heads’ models are landscapes of Serra de Tramuntana, 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.