Memory is a Habit State:
All the processes we have been discussing so far in language operate against the background of this, the biggest process of all…memory.
It is the most precious commodity in our lives. Without it, our life span would be reduced to a fleeting moment-by-moment existence, not much richer than that of an ant.
We might start by defining memory as the replication of a criterion response. We demonstrate memory by repeating something.
This has been referred to as a Habit State. Right off the bat, we can see that other variables may creep into this definition. The ability to repeat something can be effected by factors other than memory.