Why Our Memories Are So Bad

All of us misperceive, misremember, and even make up recollections, research reveals

Robert Roy Britt

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Without realizing it, human beings misperceive, misremember, and make up memories. These mental flubs, which can contribute to ideological polarization among friends and family, also explain how people offer up such rich detail in congressional or court testimony about an…

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Robert Roy Britt

Editor of Aha! and Wise & Well on Medium + the Writer's Guide at writersguide.substack.com. Author of Make Sleep Your Superpower: amazon.com/dp/B0BJBYFQCB