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Movie-like memories
May 27, 2011 6:22 PM   Subscribe

Some of my best memories, when I think back on them, become more cinematic than linear, more musical than factual. They are a flowing montage of events, energy, motion. Often the memory is of an adventure or journey. Why does this happen? Who has written or made art about the capacity for our memories to be transformed in this way?

I lay back in bed at night, when I am at my happiest, and dream my memories in this way. I am looking for help in understanding this part of me.
posted by victory_laser to Grab Bag (1 answer total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Radiolab did an episode on memory which touched on this idea, I think.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 7:48 PM on May 27, 2011


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