HOW MEMORY DECEIVES US (PART 1)

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Mar 11, 2013 01:45
HOW MEMORY DECEIVES US (PART 1)

Memory is very good to remember the essence and meaning of things, but it’s only fair to remember what really happened. So much so that witness testimony in court proceedings are becoming more doubtful.
These testimonies should be filtered out of the feelings and beliefs of these witnesses, to discern what really happened from what the witness has recomposed or invented.
Imagine that one tells you that an acquaintance has killed his dog by beating it and the next day it’s refuted in a evidence way. In six months you will still associating that person with that disgusting act, and you'll forget it was fake!
Our memories are often influenced and distorted by our knowledge, feelings and beliefs.
Therefore, it's not that we rake up something that happened in the past, but the beliefs and feelings that we know, believe and feel in the present affect our evocations of those who believe that happened in the past.