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24 January, 17:58

Two weeks ago Jim described a vivid, flashbulb memory from his childhood of the day he found out that his parents won the lottery. He remembered exactly where he was sitting in his house and what board game he and his siblings were playing when they head the news. He even recalled the score of the game. Recently Jim discovered that he was completely wrong about his recall of that day. How would you explain his inaccurate memory of this experience?

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  1. 24 January, 18:20
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    Jim's brain created false situations to fill memory gaps about the day Jim's parents won the lottery.

    Explanation:

    Mixed with dreams and fantasies, children's memories are unreliable. For this reason, adults may have clear memories of a particular situation that happened when they were children, but these memories are totally or partially false, as shown in Jim's case.

    A child brain, which is not yet fully developed, is unable to carry full memories into adulthood.

    Our memories are stored in a region of the brain called the hippocampus, and are nothing but affinity relationships between neurons. When you memorize something - such as your mother's birthday, for example - the brain forms connections between brain cells that account for that information. If you need to remember the date in question again, the same network of neurons is activated and retrieves the correct information.

    To relive a memory, therefore, it is as if the brain has to travel a predetermined path, reconnecting the network. Here lies a problem of the vagueness of our childhood memories: What if an unimportant memory needs to be rescued with urgency and detail years after it is formed? To make sense of the story, your brain uses imagination, filling the holes automatically. Of course, he does this work as creatively as possible, using whatever he has available.

    Foi isso o que aconteceu com Jim, seu cerebro inventou situações sobre o que aconteceu no dia que os pais dele ganharam na loteria. Essa situações foram criadas para preencher falhas de memória que Jim tinha sobre esse dia.
  2. 24 January, 19:33
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    a dream

    Explanation:

    because he wants that to happen
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