What are examples of the Mandela effect?
The so-called Mandela effect is always a popular topic for discussion and speculation. But what is the Mandela effect? We’ll tell you what’s behind it.
The importance of the Mandela Effect
The Mandela effect stands for the fact known in science as “confabulation”, which, however, affects individual people.
Confabulation means nothing more than that a person incorrectly remembers a certain state of affairs. For example, an event that never happened like this.
The Mandela effect affects large groups of people.
This group of people collectively incorrectly remembers something that never happened or looked like this.
The name “Mandela effect” created for this phenomenon is due to the death of Nelson Mandela. He died on 05 December 2013 of pneumonia. Nevertheless, to this day, many people believe that they heard about Mandela’s death back in the 80s. Mandela died in a prison at the time – but this does not correspond to the facts.
There are numerous theories on this effect on the Internet: allegedly, these people remember events from a parallel universe. Only in our universe, their memories do not correspond to the facts.
An alternative theory suggests that the brain can only store a limited amount of information: the further back a stored piece of information is, the more the details of the memory fade. This can lead to false memories.
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