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Is your memory actually reliable? Well, the truth is, human memory is fickle and it can be easily altered, forgotten, or overwritten. In this episode we are talking about whether or not memory can actually be trusted because our memory might be a lot more flexible than we all realize.

Key Points:

  • The science behind why our recollections vary
  • What affects our ability to remember
  • How our brains prefer to remember the positive
  • 4 Simple things you can do about it

Notable Quote:

“We tend to think that memories are stored in our brains just as they are in computers. Once registered, the data is put away for safekeeping and eventual recall. The facts don’t change, but neuroscientists have shown that each time we remember something, we are reconstructing the event, reassembling it from traces throughout the brain.” – Ken Eisold PHD