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Memory RIP

by henrycopeland
Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Michael Greenberg in NYRB:

members of the Cambridge Psychological Society were asked to reconstruct a meeting of the society that had taken place two weeks before. The average person was barely able to recall 8 percent of what had happened, and almost half of this was incorrect, peppered with the recollection of events that had never occurred or that had occurred elsewhere.

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