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Why your brain is so good at rewriting history

Why your brain is so good at rewriting history

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Varying accounts of the same event

Not all team members will have the same perspective when looking back on a completed project.

They may remember key issues differently, such as who came up with ideas, who helped save the day, and whether particular meetings or discussions occurred.

When people recall past events, they remember their own contributions to a project but only hear about other people's contributions. This results in people emphasising their own contributions to a project because they recall it better.

Even when you are aware of other people's contributions...

To predict what will happen in a complex event, you have memory frameworks called schemas that help predict the possible sequence of events and why you do them. For example, when you go to a doctor's office, you need to check in at the front desk, sit in the waiting room, get called ...

Memory intrusions

Your memory is dynamic. Every time you think about an event, you may influence your memory of that event. Things you hear later can get mixed in with your visual memories of the event.

While it may feel strange that your memory can be influenced, your mind just wants to know how to react to...

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