Memory Cant Be Trusted Essay

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Format: MLA; A Complication as your introduction, 3 Developments (last one should be most important as well as strange/insight), and lastly, a resolution that connects back to your complication. The essay should be filled with honesty, passion, and specific detail. 11 or more outside sources plus a works cited page should be included. You can use misdirection in your developments, making someone a absolute badass or by using humulation and manipulatin. Using rhetorical modes is good. I chose the topic memory can't be trusted,

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Memory can’t be Trusted Outline
People have the perception that one must see something or experience an event to believe
it happened.
Often when remembering an event, there are gaps in an individual's memory
False memories can be dangerous in terms of eyewitnesses of crimes, and helpful when
trying to forget painful events
As more time goes on, these pictures of parts of the memory get distorted, influenced by
other memories, and covered by new, more critical memories
A significant example that one cannot trust the memory is that of the young boy who
could not remember his father from the short story “Aguantando” by Junot Diaz
The narrator doesn’t have an entire picture of his father because he never knew him,
though his cloud of smoke that he left behind still affects Mami and Abeulo
The narrator allows his memories to decide what is true and what is false about the
character of his father
Information loss is inevitable, and since forgetting occur at each stage of processing, at
some point, a person may lose the information as a result of a failure in the encoding
Generally, individuals modify their memory at any time they retrieve the information,
and they may not give specific details such as how and where the event occurred


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Memory can’t be Trusted
People have the perception that one must see something or experience an event to believe
it happened. If a person witnesses a particular situation they will believe it occurred since they
trust themselves. However, this is not necessarily true. When we recall an event, we consider it a
memory. It is, however, a false memory if we inaccurately remember this event compared to the
majority view of people involved in the event (Neuschatz et al. 239). Memory is critical in
understanding the past events as it links the presents, the past and future life of individuals.
When recalling and describing a particular memory, many influences can alter the event being
described. As more time goes on, we as humans are increasingly prone to these influences. These
influences include emotional pain when recalling a memory, other’s perspectives and the specific
way the memory is asked to be remembered in the first place. Therefore, depending on the
memories to define the present and future life compromises the capability of a person to be
happy and give accurate and reliable information as memory changes over time.
Often when remembering an event, there are gaps in an individual's memory (Royer 167).
There is a lot of information the brain registers at once, but in reality, a person may not be able to
process everything they see accurately (Rumelhart 35). The quality of memory is vital for many
different reasons including being able to convey accurate information when a person is a
potential witness for a particular criminal investigation. Individuals often have high confidence

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