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Just as vision plays an important role in memory, memory plays an important role in vision. The brain accurately stores an incredible amount of visual data which it draws upon every time the eyes look at something. For example, imagine fishing in a quiet stream and the cork on your line begins to bob up and down in the water. Although you cannot see under the water, your brain—from previous knowledge—remembers that a fish tugging at the worm on the hook will cause the floater to bob and tells you to pull the line in.

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