Our brains can’t tell truth

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Bad news for anyone who thinks truth or any other truth will every get out. It’s also another strike against 1; eyewitness” testimony. All witnesses to the event were actors, and any real witnesses were simply witnessing what they saw on TV – which of course was a completely fictitious movie.

I accepted that I must have forgotten or lost a great deal but assumed that the memories I did have were essentially valid and reliable, and it was a shock to me when I found that some of them were not.

All of us transfer experiences to some extent, and at times we are not sure whether an experience was something we were told or read about, even dreamed about, or something that actually happened to us.

There is, it seems, no mechanism in the mind or the brain for ensuring the truth, or at least the veridical character, of our recollections. Our only truth is narrative truth, the stories we tell each other and ourselves — the stories we continually re-categorize and refine. Such subjectivity is built into the very nature of memory and follows from its basis and mechanisms in the brains we have. The wonder is that aberrations of a gross sort are relatively rare and that for the most part our memories are so

Source: How you can remember a moment when you weren’t even there | Toronto Star

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ricky
ricky(@ricky)
4 years ago

I don’t buy this premise, it seems another excuse to believe what the media tells you rather than your own experiences. I’ve got good and bad memories, the bad ones are a drag but my memory doesn’t block them out, they’ll be with me forever. When it comes to something like 911, it seems people like to be part of some big event so they embellish their connection to it. I doubt most of the “personal” stories are real, if any. Good thing we have an “expert” that doesn’t seem to know his ass from a hole in the ground… Read more »

el sushi de la mancha
el sushi de la mancha(@elsushidelamancha)
4 years ago
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<. When it comes to something like 911, it seems people like to be part of some big event so they embellish their connection to it
Absolutely and that is constant, recurrent. And thats what most people do when it comes to those big fake events. They wanna get it, they wanna board the big chimera airplane cause its fun, cause it feels good to get emotionally thrown into that big fable. Kids.