The weird science behind our earliest memories

Which memories do we keep, and which are lost forever? The New Statesman team lend me a helping hand by sharing theirs.

“What is your earliest memory?” We’ve all been on the receiving end of the dreaded question, whether from dates, annoying children or our very own New Statesman Q&A. It is an impossibly difficult one to answer, and an even more difficult subject to study.

Our ability to form autobiographical memories is the basis of diachronic unity, the psychological concept of our unchanging sense of self. It's the idea that the little boy who once cried when he lost his...
source: New Statesman

2018-04-16 14:11
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