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Illusion of the Memory

Illusion of the Memory

People can be determined to consider a strictly worse experience as better than another based on the impression of the remembering self.

Example: in an experiment, people had their hands in very cold water for 60 seconds, then in cold water for 60 seconds and 30 seconds in slightly warmer water. When asked which experience they would rather repeat, most people chose the second option despite it being strictly worse.

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