Thursday, 14 August 2014

Last month I criticised Jeff Hawkes book because he used the term "invariant" when discussing human memory. I pointed out.
Since when has the world been invariant? And even if it was our memories change continually with time, and my memory of my mother when I was six would not have been the same as my memory of her forty years later, or my memory of her 15 years after her death at the age of 90. One of the well-known limitations of the human mind is that long term memory is not a reliable record of what happened.
If you want to know how unreliable our memory can be watch the above lecture by Elizabeth Loftus.

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