Technology Entertainment Design Talks are otherwise known as T.E.D. Talks discuss the nature of memories in Memory Games. It turns out that memories are not real and all memories are actually fabricated. Memories are a dynamic conglomeration of experience, suggestion, discussion, and reflection fused together over multiple episodes of recollection. This is why memory is so prone to manipulation. When we tap into our memories, we often graft facts onto our memories that may not have happened. How does our memory play tricks on us, and how can we train it to be more accurate? In this hour, TED speakers discuss how a frail memory might ruin someone else’s life.
“Some memories come with a very compelling sense of truth about them. And that happens to be the case even with memories that are not true.” — Daniel Kahneman