Hello Everyone. Today I would like to talk about memories. All of us can recall a memory from our childhood that was particularly good or bad. What if I told you that that memory probably never happened? We touched on this is class, how memories don't really form until after the age of 3. So it makes sense, then, that memories very close to that age would be distorted, even fake.
This is because of misattribution. It's kind of like this - We watch a midnight marathon of Spongebob and then when we fall asleep we dream about giant sponges. The same thing happens to childhood memories. We twist them in our head, maybe even dream about being a child. When we recall this, our brain tells us that it happened. The brain simply cannot hold all of the little information about our life, like what day of the week we met the president, or if we met him at all.