Memory Bias

A Memory Bias is a deviation in recall where memories are either recalled more easily or with more difficulty than they should be. Memory bias can also alter recalled memories so that they are different from what actually happened.

Some memory bias examples are rosy retrospection (recalling the past as being better than it actually was), egocentric bias (recalling your past in a way that is more self glorifying than it should be), and cross-race effect (the bias for people of one race to have difficulty identifying people from other races). Some memory biases are natural, such as infantile amnesia (inability to retrieve many memories from before the age of 4).

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