Brian Cutler Defines Reconstructive Memory

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      [Reconstructive Memory]

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      BRIAN CUTLER, PHD: Reconstructive memoryrefers to our understanding of how memory works.The psychologists have long believed that memory does notoperate like a video recorder, whereyou can record an event into memory,store it in its relatively pristine shape,and then recall it, as if you're simply playing back a tape.

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      BRIAN CUTLER, PHD [continued]: When we call information from memory,we essentially reconstruct it in our minds, basedon our current experiences.So as a result, memory can be influencedby what we have learned since the timewe originally encoded information, what we have

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      BRIAN CUTLER, PHD [continued]: inferred, and what we are experiencingat the time we're recalling.We're essentially reconstructing our memory of whatwe originally perceived.

Brian Cutler Defines Reconstructive Memory

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Professor Brian Cutler explains reconstructive memory as how memory works. Memory is not a mental recording of an event; it is influenced by current experiences and new learning.

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Brian Cutler Defines Reconstructive Memory

Professor Brian Cutler explains reconstructive memory as how memory works. Memory is not a mental recording of an event; it is influenced by current experiences and new learning.

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