Myth buster: “memories of trauma are engraved on the brain”

“I’ll never forget that day” We tend to believe that the more important an experience, the more likely it is that it will be ‘engraved’ on the brain. In the asylum system, this is maintained by decision makers who maintain the belief that a ...

21st June 2016 By

Myth buster: “a truthful account remains consistent”

Why do we think this? There’s an English phrase – “to keep your story straight”. If you can’t do this, the saying goes, you’re making it up. We used to think that memory was like taking a photograph, or a video-recording of an event. What ...

23rd February 2016 By