Messing with Reality: Up Next, the Past

Messing with Reality: Up Next, the Past

People were more likely to say they remember a faked photo when it fit with their political worldview.

Human memory does not function like a videotape or a digital recording. When we remember, we don’t wind back our minds to a moment in time and relive that exact moment.

Instead, memory is constructed.

“All of these [memory] distortions allow us to craft a shared representation of the past,” Hirst says. “And because you and I both have a shared representation of the past, it leads to a common view that reinforces a collective identity.”

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/4/20/17109764/deepfake-ai-false-memory-psychology
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