“To remember an event is to reimagine it; in the reimagining, we inadvertently introduce new information, often colored by our current emotional state. A dream, a suggestion, and even the mere passage of time can warp a memory. It is sobering to realize that three out of four prisoners who are later exonerated through DNA evidence were initially convicted on the basis of eyewitness testimony. ‘You can be 100 percent confident in your vivid memory,’ Genova writes, ‘and still be 100 percent wrong.’ Forgetfulness is our default setting,’ and that’s a good thing.'” The New Yorker on a Neuroscientist’s Poignant Study of How We Forget Most Things in Life. (I forget everything. My wife forgets nothing. So I lose most arguments. But I quickly forget that too.)