It is even difficult for me to believe that there was a gap of full two months

Category: Mind | Type: Discussion | Title: David Copperfield (in Context) | Author: Charles Dickens | Ch: I Have a Memorable Birthday

David suggests that distant and fresh memories are all co-present in the mind, and, prompted by unconscious association, we shuttle between them. We know time by correlating places, people, etc. and not because one memory is fresher than another. Second, he observes that the "time" between between salient events in the memory tends to be elided and even to vanish.

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