"...the new science of memory tells us that remembering is just that: a story. Memories are not stashed away, fully formed, in the vaults of the brain; they are constructed, when needed, according to the demands of the present. And they are soberingly fragile as a result. You can have vivid memories for things that never happened, and you can come away with only the sketchiest recollections of events that actually did." More here.
This is very appealing to me, and probably the basis for a lot of my art. (Some new drawings coming soon, by the way!)
images via square america.