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10 Reasons Not To Trust Your Memory

11/07/2014 08:51 BST | Updated 11/07/2014 08:59 BST

Ever been in the middle of telling a story to a group of friends when you think: 'wait, did I dream this?'.

That's because your mind is a sneaky little trickster that likes to distort events every time the brain recalls a memory.

Scientists also believe we remember the choices we make more positively than the choices we reject, so we'll never regret a missed opportunity as much as we celebrate a gained one.

And did you know, most people experience forgetting something on the tip of their tongue (like a work colleague's name) once a week?

So. Awkward. But hey, it's not our fault.

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