Our fake memories

Our fake memories

Did you know ? The most recent scientific research is beginning to show that our memories are mostly biased!

Indeed, the memory of events starts from our sensory experiences. The hippocampus processes this information and distributes it in different areas of the brain, more or less connected, to store them.

But this same hippocampus also manages the imagination.

So, remembering and imagining is pretty much the same for our brain!

Whenever one tries to remember an event, the brain will automatically fill in the missing information with probable elements, which depend on our prejudices, our samskaras.

Thus, the more one remembers a memory, the less chance there is for the memory to be faithful … hence the interest of living in the present, without too much attaching oneself, rehearsing or ruminating the past… the present moment is our only “truth” 😉