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Correspondent Association is the selection of impressions and images, stored in the memory, which correspond by comparison, as an exact or like degree, to elements of immediate circumstance or present thinking, wherein the association represents as accurately as the memory is capable, a true and correct recollection and comparison. The memory of the accident was precise, and prevented it from happening again.

Correspondent Association is ideally, the ability of the memory, to accurately select association from the past, which is compared to any subject or element, of present qualities and conditions, of sensory experience or thinking, as precise recognition, identification, definition and context, for automatic or quick response.

The identity and definition, of an entity in present circumstance, is established from Comparative states of the past, independent of context, as a dog is recognized by the qualities and conditions of dog, regardless of whether one has had experience with this particular dog. Identity and definition as classifications, represent fixed attributes, like fur and four legs, which are fairly consistent to every dog.

Identity and definition are generic, but the perception or reality in a present state, is influenced by association as specific context. Identity and definition as say Black Widow spider, affect present reality regardless of personal experience, by the context of the reputation associated. The identity and definition of most entities, is influenced by specific contexts. All dogs do not bite, but I know from personal experience that this one does. The memory of specific context, possesses implications or consequence as instruction, which determines how one will react to or deal with circumstance.

Disconjunctive Association

Alternatives to present circumstance and thinking, are necessary to all independent volitional action and thought, not the product of instinct, impulse and automatic response.