Faulty Memory

Mary Norton

Faulty Memory is a distorted recollection of events that have taken place. Faulty memory is caused by imagination and interfering information that is already on your mind when an event occurs. I read in an article that your body language and either doubt or confidence flowing through it will determine whether or not the conviction is false or accurate. For instance, allegations of sexual abuse came about and people underwent hypnotisim causing them to dredge up memories from their own childhood. Turns out when questioning came about for the particular situation the accusations and statements made were not as accurate as they seemed to be. It was said that when it came down to questioning, the memories of this brutality were too detailed and sugar coated so they were fast to realize the facts weren’t all there after hearing the testimony. It isn’t very easy to make someone believe something that is not true if your body language doesn’t go along with your words. I also read that it is easy to decipher whether your body language is intentional or not. This means that faulty memory is one thing but forced body language to match your false allegations will be easily differentiated. Another example of a faulty memory that I have been troubled with is thinking I closed my garage door when I left the house just to come back to the door actually being open. What makes me believe I had is other memories I have of doing so that have fluffed up my brain. This is very likely when it comes to minor things but also when it comes to things that are quite extreme and have an urgency to be explained like the first example listed above. With these things being said, the human body and brain do crazy things through deep examination of one’s words and actions you can get to the bottom of whether or not they’re being truthful.