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If memory worked like a video camera and provided a faithful record of our past experiences, we would never disagree with our friends and family about important events from our pasts. But memory does not work that way, and contrary to what you might think, we might be better off for it. In this talk, Associate Professor of Psychology Matthew Schulkind will describe how cognitive psychologists think memory works and why we should be glad to accept the imperfections inherent in the system.