This brief and simplified discernment is to complement the following essay https://phys.org/news/2019-08-scientists-advance-memory-molecular-roots.html on memory research as well as to further elaborate on past discernments:
In exploring information (which included memory) structure and function in nature, it is essential to base the philosophy and science on the essence, nature, and ground of being. And nature rather than on human constructs such as information and memory in technology. And therefore, the proper concept needs to be developed which would help with developing the proper method. And thus, proper comprehensive framework and resources, expertise, and tools (https://www.epistemologyontologyfoundationinstitute.org/nature-decode/on-wholeness-philosophy-and-science-of-evolution-and-emergence).
Basically, there are many layers in nature or realms and worlds. Furthermore, an entity can have multiple layers of form-formless as part of dynamic and transformative process of being and becoming or cycle of living experience, emergence, and evolution. And therefore, there are many types of information and memory in accordance to form-formless characteristics such as non-sentient, sentient, intelligent, consciousness, awareness, and mind. For example, there are 3 main types of information and memory in human species many sentient composite body-mind system: physical, immaterial, and shared.
1.0 Physical memory pertain to the physical body such as biologic and all physical motor information and memory pertaining to the local realm and world (as indicated after physical death or Metamorphosis life transition beyond the known physical world where the physical body is no longer necessary).
2.0 Immaterial or local and non-local information and memory (or presently non-detectable and non-observable information and memory) belonging or pertaining to the subtle body-mind.
3.0 Shared memory between the physical and subtle body-mind while living in the known physical world since the physical and subtle body-mind are intertwined and entangled in the local and non-local cosmos.
And these can be broken down or differentiated into sub categories based on such as topology, structure, function, process, mechanism, realm, and order such as from protein to RNA-DNA to cell to organ to body to subtle body-mind. And beyond.
The above can be illustrated through the following brief and simplified empirical examples:
Thre are many types of mediums (such as air, optical, insulator, conductor, semi-conductor, and so on) and realms (such as macro, micro, quantum, and beyond). And in order for information to propagate from one medium and or realm to another, the proper process and mechanism are required. For example, digital to analog, digital to analog to mechanical, digital to analog to electromagnetic or wireless, digital to analog to optical, analog to quantum, digital to analog to quantum, and among other possibilities. And all these man made processes and mechanisms function vice versa. And the information are not only for information and communication processing but also allow reconstruction of image or representation of entities. However, an image is not the real thing even at the present quantum level or technology such as through teleportation.
Object and living things has form-formless. For an object, the form is the whole object while the formless is the subtle body such as radiated and absorbed pattern and information embedded in spectra-field (such as many particles or body system presently being explored in quantum physics). For a primitive living things, the form is the whole living thing while the formless or subtle body is the meaningful radiated and absorbed pattern and information in spectra field that allow dynamic and transformative functions such as individual and collective bio-transmutation and reproduction. And for evolved species such as human species, the form is the whole body or many sentient composite body mind system (which is composed of such as biologic, electro, magneto, quantum, and subtle bodies) while the formless is the subtle body-mind. And which allow superposition potentialities of possibilities. Furthermore, in order for an entity to be transported as a real thing rather than as an image or later reconstructed image (even through all kind of information and memory processes and mechanisms are also parts of or embedded in nature functions or interdependent and interconnected processes and mechanisms), it has to be in proper spectra-field for such possibilities (or beyond present known quantum sciences).
Furthermore, just as in human invented systems with such as topology, structure, function, mechanism, and order which has functions such as read, write, and access information, memory, and structure protection based on entities identities (i.e. such as types of devices, hubs, network nodes, and so on) in the topology and their order; these are not only also in nature but inherent fundamental in nature. Otherwise, many recent discoveries in quantum sciences such as physics would not be possible. For example, quantum physics has discovered or revealed many mechanisms are possible such as topology which implies structure which implies function which implies process which implies mechanism which implies realm which implies order which implies phase transition which implies criticality which implies symmetry breaking or non-breaking which implies emergence which implies relativity which implies universality which implies order. In simple words, topology required or also implies interdependent and interconnectedness parts as sum of parts of the greater whole. And these are all known empirical phenomena revealed by quantum sciences, in particularly bio-physics. Thus, information and memory in nature also has read, write, and access realm and world topology protection depending on form-formless traits and characteristics such as types of material, physical, subtle body-mind, consciousness, awareness, and mind as well as their characteristics. Furthermore, also real form-formless access protection topology process and mechanism.
As such, in order to be able to explore information and memory in nature, the philosophy and science, and therefore, emerging concept has to be based on the essence, nature, and ground of being. And nature. The philosophy is timeless or eternal. However, the science has to be realized and actualized. Otherwise, it would be FOREVER impossible. And in order to develop the proper method from the concept, essential knowledge, expertise, and tools are required. For example, information and memory in the quantum realm and beyond can NEVER be explored with classical science, concept, method, and technology.
And as such, this brief and simplified discernment is to also inspire and encourage the convergence and integration of essential disciplines and practices (such as science, naturalness-spiritual, and philosophy or humanities). And as well as complementary or essential and meaningful heartful care and mindful care inspirations, aspirations, resources, wisdom, actions, collaborations, and efforts.