06/27/08 77 W - + 11 - 16 Your Brain Lies to You


Don't believe everything you read, or everything you remember. This nifty New York Times article is about the science of memory and its relationship to what we remember as truths versus falsehoods. The brain does not store information as a computer hard drive does, it begins, but instead keeps rewriting and reshaping the information as it is recalled. And during that process, its context is lost. They call it source amnesia. Fascinating.





  
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