The death close before me was terrible, but far more terrible than death was the dread of being misremembered
Studies suggested that women who believe in premenstrual syndrome (PMS), when asked about it in retrospect, tend to misremember
the symptoms as more severe than they were.
"It's incredibly easy to forget things or misremember
them, which is why it's important to record them when the memories are fresh."
O'Connor frames his work around the simple fact that Americans cherish democracy and capitalism, even though we often misremember
our own experience and seldom think clearly about either.
That seems like a big thing to misremember
. If the lawsuit could be wrong about such a basic fact, the other claims have to be questioned.
As Mark Earls exposed in Herd, people don't know what they will doand misremember
what they have done.
Memory is often thought of as a fragile power because its balance of recording and interpretation allows us to remember all that we remember but also to easily forget or misremember
. While a world full of people with perfect memories seems far away great efforts are being made to develop medications that can boost memory.
Maybe some people just misremember
. For example, I and my colleagues must have misremembered
the time billionaire John Henry stood in our newsroom and vowed that he would keep the Telegram & Gazette if he couldn't find a suitable local buyer, because he promptly turned around and sold us to a Florida-based media group.
But for many reasons, we often misremember
how we actually felt.
Although short birth intervals have long been linked to infant and child mortality, most research has relied on retrospective data, which may be inaccurate if participating par-ems misremember
the timing of events or omit mention of deceased infants.
From its ability to misremember
important events to misunderstandings, this link between subliminal and conscious messages makes for a fine account documenting a new science of the unconscious and of how the subliminal mind affects how we live.
They are governed - often by leaders who deliberately misremember
the past in order to misconstrue the present, for better or worse - and those who govern them must be held accountable for their actions, especially when human life is sacrificed.