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.