Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

Everyone has false memories

“… every day you wake up with a slightly different personal past…”

How False Memory Changes What Happened Yesterday

It’s such a terrifying but beautiful notion that every day you wake up with a slightly different personal past.

Julia Shaw | March 14, 2016 | Scientific American Mind

Sometimes our memories are just made up.

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March 17, 2016 Posted by | behaviour, brain | | Leave a comment

Tricks to keep you on your diet

It’s all in your mind. Really.

The Strawberry Ice Cream Diet: Hacking Your Memories for a Skinnier You

The science of keeping that New Year’s resolution

Julia Shaw | January 4, 2016 | Scientific American

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January 9, 2016 Posted by | behaviour, diet, lifehack, psychology | , | Leave a comment

When Trick Questions Become False Memories

Underlines how our memories can be false even when they don’t feel that way.  From Discovery Magazine‘s website:

When Trick Questions Become False Memories

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June 7, 2013 Posted by | brain | , | Leave a comment

How to Instill False Memories

It’s important to realize that your memory is faulty even though it doesn’t feel that way.  Here is an article from Scientific American Mind that illustrates this very well:

How to Instill False Memories

By Steven Ross Pomeroy | February 19, 2013 | 

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March 13, 2013 Posted by | behaviour, brain, psychology | , | Leave a comment

How Much of Your Memory Is True?

As it turns out, you can’t always tell — just confirms how much you cannot trust your memories.

From the August 3, 2009 edition of Discover Magazine:

How Much of Your Memory Is True?

New research shows that memories are constantly being re-written by our minds.

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September 23, 2009 Posted by | brain, neuroscience | , , , , , | Leave a comment