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I want spend some time reminiscing about the past and I want to go deep. Upon Googling techniques on how to help memory recall I ran into an old fact I had forgotten about (ironically). The fact is that with every iteration of a memory reconstruction the memory is altered because it is open to suggestion. Of course tissues are plastic and they will change with time and use. I wanted to ask whether it is possible to do a recall in manner that conserves the integrity of the memory?

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  • $\begingroup$ The answer is in your question isn't it? "With every iteration of a memory reconstruction the memory is altered because it is open to suggestion" $\endgroup$ Mar 18, 2018 at 11:28
  • $\begingroup$ No, not possible. Each time your retrieve the memory, you are also modifying it, including pairing it with the current affective state when you are recalling it. $\endgroup$
    – faustus
    Mar 18, 2018 at 22:42
  • $\begingroup$ I originally had may question as what way one can try to recall memories with minimal alteration of the original memory. I don't think there is any answer so I'll just leave this as is. $\endgroup$ Mar 20, 2018 at 1:14
  • $\begingroup$ Possible duplicate of Can people improve their memory by training themselves to recall previously forgotten memories? $\endgroup$ Mar 20, 2018 at 17:59
  • $\begingroup$ I don't know the answer to this question. I'm not sure anybody knows how to answer it. $\endgroup$
    – Timothy
    Nov 18, 2018 at 1:03

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