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How To Understand Memory

Some understand memory as a storage location, but this understanding has some limitations.

It does not reflect the nature of mnemonic processes. Unlike a computer hard drive where saved information is 100% recoverable, the human memory has lost information, distortions, and new memories.

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The phenomenon known as the Mandela Effect is characterized by the formation of false collective memories where many people share the same mistaken memory.

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False memories are common

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