You May Not Be Remembering that Memorable Event

Commenting in a piece about memory for the UK-based London Daily Mail, John Seamon, professor of psychology, professor of neuroscience and behavior, says that our sharp memories of dramatic or life-changing moments may not be that sharp at all. Instead, we may be remembering our most recent recollection of that moment rather than recalling the actual memory of it. Because of this, our “memories” become modified. Seamon’s comments appear near the bottom of the piece.