Oct. 22, 2016: Today, Paula and I were discussing aspects of consciousness, and I'd mentioned that I recently read about how cortisol is involved in triggering what are called light-bulb memories—which are those moments when very intense stimuli lead to very intense and vivid memories. And, Paula brought up a question of those indelible memories of very mundane moments way back in her childhood, yet so many other mundane moments slip from our memories—and in such a brief span of time. From that, we tossed around ideas about what could cause a mundane moment to become so indelible. This included ideas around hormonal and neuro-chemical balance and/or subtle emotions that could trigger them. It also included what it means to be introverted, introspective, or sensitive (HSP, etc.). And, that includes the idea that having the HSP trait of sensitivity includes the relative mental drive to pay attention to all sensory details. And, we also tied it to what we had previously been discussing, which was the incredible power of the unconscious aspect of our brain, and how every sensory input goes through an incredible amount of processing before it reaches consciousness, first by way of the emotional centers that are closer that processing and the more primitive parts of the brain (need to research that last bit).