”When we retrieve a memory

”When we retrieve a memory, we also rewrite it, so that the time next we go to remember it, we don#t retrieve the original memory but the last one we recollected.

So, each time we tell a story, we embellish it, while remaining genuinely convinced of the honesty of our memories.” G. Musser, Scientific American

And that’s why the fish grows everytime the story is told. They don’t even know they’re embellishing an already embellished story because they really, truly, doggone it believe it.

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