Would you trust a memory if it felt as real as all your others? And other people confirmed they remember it, too? What if the memory turned out to be false?

In this Knowing Neurons video, we explore how neuroscience might explain the Mandela Effect.

Written by Caitlin Aamodt.
Read by Joel Frohlich.
Audio edited by Alexa Erdogan.
Video edited by Sean Noah.

Original text post on Knowing Neurons: https://knowingneurons.com/2017/02/01/mandela-effect/

Original text post on Aeon magazine: https://aeon.co/ideas/on-shared-false-memories-what-lies-behind-the-mandela-effect

Original text post on Discover magazine blog: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2017/02/16/mandela-effect-false-memories/#.W6ZlEhNKhsM

Original text post on The Week: http://theweek.com/articles/680378/science-why-experience-false-memories

Intro audio track by Sean Noah. Other audio tracks used in this video are by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) and are licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/). These tracks include, in the order of appearance: “I Knew a Guy”, “Spacial Harvest”, “Dances and Dames”, “Floating Cities”, “Comic Plodding”, “Mystery Bazaar”, “Spy Glass”, and “I Can Feel it Coming”.

All video clips used are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license.