"semantic knowledge is essential for everything we do, scientists don't know how it is formed." #readingToday
Although semantic knowledge is essential for everything we do, scientists don't know much about how it is formed. General theories of memory suggest that representations of individual experiences evolve over time and, through a process of repeated replay in the neocortex, gradually become integrated with the knowledge you already have. The iOtA model extends these theories by showing how memory replay during sleep could form the building blocks of semantic memories, as well as helping new memories to integrate with the knowledge which already exists.
(Moon+ Reader Pro v2.3.3, The Secret World of Sleep: The Surprising Science of the Mind at Rest (MacSci))