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Memory as an Optimal Foraging System
Researchers test the idea that we hunt for memories in our minds the same way some animals search for food…. Sometimes, when we actively remember something, our attention seems to strategically shift from cluster to cluster of stored information, like a bee flitting from one patch of flowers to another.
more at Scientific American: http://goo.gl/eQqjK