Over the last ten or fifteen years what I have read and learned about cognition and how our brains and our memories work has gotten me to question just about all my memories.
A ‘Memory Hacker’ Explains How to Plant False Memories in People’s Minds
We tend to think of memories as perfect little time capsules-important records of past events that matter to us and made us who we are, as unchangeable as a dragonfly stuck in amber. Well, they’re anything but. I recently met with Julia Shaw, a criminal psychologist who specializes in the science of memory.
The article is a good one and it piqued my curiosity enough that I decided to (pre)order the book. The Memory Illusion: Remembering, Forgetting, and the Science of False Memory.