re: reconstruction (remixed memories)

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“Contrary to popular belief, memory does not work like a video-recorder, faithfully capturing the past to be played back unerringly at a later time. Rather, even when our memories are accurate, we have reconstructed events from the past.”

Roediger, H. L., & DeSoto, K. A. (in press). The psychology of reconstructive memory. In J. Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2e. Oxford, UK: Elsevier.


hopefully this quote does a proper job of illustrating the theory of reconstruction, that (in short) our memories are never entirely accurate, but a reconstruction of the event, or a memory of the last time you remembered it.

(read more here) also-if you find a better quote for this idea, please upload it! :) i think that this theory would be very interesting to include, pointing out that everything is a remix, even memories

Created: Mar 31, 2014

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