New Science of Memory
Jonah Lehrer Keynotes - Jonah Lehrer speeches make points that initially seem offbeat, but after a few moments of...
Lehrer argues that remembering is a misinterpreted process, explaining that every time a memory is recalled it is rewritten. Upon recalling a moment in time, the mind stresses a different aspect of the memory. The implications of this could have a drastic effect on legal matters. In the past, traumatic memories were thought to have been imprinted permanently with concrete, unchanging details. However, even these are subject to change. Memories are constantly being reconstructed and rebuilt by the process of remembering.