As I was going over the chapters, I thought this topic to be really interesting because, to be honest, I had the same experience many times. Did you?
This picture explains in a funny way the result of false memory, showing how our brain is able to make up memories that look real to us but they are not real or related to facts happened in real life. The guy in the picture indeed suggest to find another excuse because, while going through his e-mails he could not find any proof of his friend’s message.
Why did he then believed he actually delivered it? Maybe other concept of memory are included in the discussion. Sometimes, we are used to repeat the same action over and over that it becomes part of our routine and automatic memory, so we assume we already did it. Consequently our brain stores the false memory as something that happened, when it did NOT.
I hope this post was interesting and somehow funny.
PS: Break a Leg!