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12 Reasons You Should Never Trust Your Own Memory


Human memory capacity is pretty amazing, but don’t fall into the trap of thinking you can rely on it all the time. It turns out that our brains can play tricks on us, and there are lots of reasons why you can’t trust your own memory. From our inability to lodge colors into the old memory bank to our tendency to remember positive things and forget negative ones, we have memories that are more like rose-tinted biopics than gritty documentaries. In fact, thousands of people who don’t even know each other are capable of having the exact same false memory of something.

Read on for reasons why you should never trust your own memory. And write them down so you don’t forget.

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