False Memories

Memory has been on my mind of late, so this video seemed timely. My Grandmother is suffering at the hands of dementia right now. She can forget who I am. And for some reason can simultaneously remember my husband, whom she’s known a great deal of time less. It’s astounding, not only what the brain is capable of, but the ways in which the brain can misfire.

This might not be directly related to curing dementia, but it’s another study in which parts of memory are becoming better understood. The functionality of the brain and body together are important. But also understanding the fact that the brain screws up on it’s own, without any problems ongoing, so we have to work out what’s the normal functionality of the brain and what is actually a malfunction.