Friday, 16 September 2016

Why memory isn't reality (and how to use that to your advantage)

Neuroscience says you can rewire your memories for the better.

Most of us assume that what we remember is accurate. Events are recorded in our brains just as they happened and recalled each time in exactly the same way.

But what if memories don’t have an objective reality, but are instead something your brain automatically re-crafts to support your view of yourself and your life story?

It sounds far-fetched, but scientists are finding increasingly that memories are far more malleable than we imagine...