All our memories are reconstructed memories. They are the product of what we originally experienced and everything that's happened afterwards.

Scott Fraser

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“Why Eyewitnesses Get It Wrong.” TEDxUSC. May 2012. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Why Eyewitnesses Get It Wrong." TEDxUSC. May 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote means that our memories are not exact copies of what we originally experienced. Rather, we recreate them each time we recall them, taking into account not only what we remember of our experience but also everything that has happened to us since. The quote is from forensic psychologist Scott Fraser's 2012 TED Talk on the fallible nature of memory and the implications for eyewitness testimony. Watch the full TED Talk here: Scott Fraser - Why Eyewitnesses Get It Wrong