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Fasle Memory There are many models which try to explain how memory works Nevertheless we do not know exactly how memory works One of the most questionable models of memory is the one which assumes that every experience a person has had is recorded in memory and that some of these memories are of traumatic events too terrible to want to remember These terrible memories are locked away in the sub conscious mind ie repressed only to be remembered in adulthood when some triggering event opens the door to the unconscious And both before and after the repressed memory is remembered it causes physical and mental disorders in a person This view of memory has two elements 1 the accuracy element and 2 the causal element The reason this model is questionable is not because people dont have unpleasant or painful experiences they would rather forget nor is it claiming that children often experience both wonderful and brutal things for which they have no conceptual or linguistic framework and hence are incapable of understanding them much less relating it to others It is questionable because this model maintains that because a one is having problems of functioning as a healthy human being and b one remembers being abused as a child that therefore A one was abused as a child and B the childhood abuse is the cause of ones adulthood problems There is no evidence that supports the claim that we remember everything that we experience In fact there is plenty of evidence to support the claim that it is impossible for us to even attend to all the perceptual elements of any given experience much less to recall them all There is no evidence to support the claim that all memories of experiences happened as they remembered to
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