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mcquaid4 on 2012-04-26NPR interview with Jonah Lehrer: http://www.npr.org/2012/03/21/148607182/fostering-creativity-and-imagination-in-the-workplace
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Although we've long imagined our memories as a stable form of information, a data file writ into the circuits of the brain, that persistence is an illusion. In reality, our recollections are always being altered, the details of the past warped by our present feelings and knowledge. The more you remember an event, the less reliable that memory becomes.