The way people remember something, and how it actually happened.

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  1. JL_LI

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    I’ll use the mpeg analogy. When you open a memory, you are opening what YOU wrote to YOUR memory. It passes through filters like self image, world view, personal values and so forth before being written. Furthermore, it’s compressed. So what you’re opening is already highly processed. When you close the memory, you write it again, AFTER passing it through the same or even different filters and compress it again. Just like an mpeg video, it loses accuracy each time it is saved back. This isn’t to say you should never trust your memory or even someone else’s. I’m saying that a memory isn’t the occurrence or event. It’s a representation of it that loses accuracy over time. Actually I find the whole thing kind of fun on a personal level, but in court I’ll trust the camera over the eye witness every time.
     
  2. schmee

    schmee Poster Extraordinaire

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    I was told once to "write down exactly what you saw immediately after seeing it." Not later
    I like dash cams and body cams for cops....
     
  3. Toto'sDad

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    Well officer I hit the guy over the head with a 2x4 because he was attacking me. I'm claiming self-defenses. Officer: I understand your position sir, but you do happen to be standing in the guy's wife's bedroom wearing her panties, would you care to go into a little further detail on this particulars of this incident?
     
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    Human memory is the worst of all evidence.
     
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