Re: ality

From: Wade T.Smith (
Date: Fri Feb 22 2002 - 18:39:42 GMT

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    On Friday, February 22, 2002, at 12:35 , Scott Chase wrote:

    > Reconstruction, itself, might not be so bad a way of looking at memory
    > retrieval processes. If I'm trying to recollect some long ago
    > experience based on vague fragments that aren't cueing up to their full
    > potential, its possible that I might add something that wasn't there to
    > begin with, creating more than recreating the original experience.
    > Someone asking leading questions could result in my totally garbling
    > the recollection.

    The whole question of 'false memories' tags onto this discussion, and
    both buoys and distorts it. It is also a very complex issue, one
    inhabiting the very nature of memory itself.

    Memories may, at all times, always be a process of construction.

    - Wade

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