The Conundrum of Memory

tumblr_meauu7rqLH1qmcca9o1_400“Memories are constructed like a patchwork from multiple sources, and while in spite of its complexity memory is usually very reliable, it can sometimes deceive us badly…even though memory can be elusive at times and dead wrong at others, it still forms the most strongly held beliefs about ourselves. Our fallible memories shape our reality. (Schacter pg. 206)”

Excerpt, What My Heart Saw: Untangling Memory & How the Brain Heals” 

“It is the exhilarating experience of freedom from time, history, and personality. This feels like peace—but not an ordinary kind of peace. It is a peace in which you are simultaneously awake to the mysterious presence of a depth without end and mesmerized by an overwhelming sense of awe.” – See more at: http://whatmyheartsaw.tumblr.com/post/41366781477/lose-your-mind-at-least-twice-a-year#sthash.8HtGc4XH.dpuf
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