November 25, 2008

I Can't Trust Myself


Ever hear stories about people who have repressed traumatic experiences in their lives to the point where they literally don't even remember them anymore?

It's almost as if, in self-defense, they have subconsciously hidden information from themselves. How is this possible? How do we not even play the role of omniscient narrator within our own lives?

1 comment:

sean said...

i believe it has something to do with the brain not processing the traumatic event and placing it in our longterm memory, instead it is in the short term memory and is randomly revisited through flashbacks and such.