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Jonah Lehrer, “The Forgetting Pill.” Wired, March 2012.
I found this tidbit of information fascinating. It makes perfect sense, now that I think about it, and puts several important things into perspective. To remember events, the memories must change in accordance with current circumstances. This is why witness testimony becomes useless after an extended period of time.
Also, for centuries humans have defined themselves by their memories. They make us who we are. If we can’t trust them from moment to moment, it feels almost like a rug’s been pulled out from under our feet. Maybe we’re a lot less stable than we thought.
Feb 20, 2012
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