How the Brain Stores Memories | Imagine you had a tiny device inside your brain that could ‘see’ the moment a new memory was formed. What would it record? Since the brain is made up of neurons linked together in a vast network, it seems reasonable to suppose that some part of that network would activate when you, say, saw your first child being born.
Ender would pin this simple saying as an explanation for his actions in the war; since the intended result is the destruction of an entire species, it must be seen as necessary for survival. Chapter 13, pg. 254 “‘So if we can we’ll kill every last one of the buggers, and if they can they’ll kill every last one of us.’ ‘As for me,’ said Ender, ‘I’m in favor of surviving.’”