Based on the historical timeline of Dungeness, I explored the relationship between memory and time using the main industries that occurred in Dungeness (fishing, railway, war, nuclear). Memories do not work the same as time – while time might be in a linear direction with all the events being put in each moment, memory of a person comprises of several layers of events overlapping on one another. That is why we do not remember time, we remember moments. From there, I concluded that time moves differently from memories; although they do intersect at certain points and become parallel with one another, and they are when memories overlap one another which explains why we sometimes remember two separate events as a single cohesive event.
Based on an article by Julia Shaw (click here), our memory is prone to be implanted with a false memory, and the techniques and methods do not require any lasers or surgery – just psychotherapy will do. She also stated the steps included are:
- Recall – Trigger the memory of a person by making them recall a certain even (childhood, college, etc.). This will activate the neurons which stores that certain memory.
- Seeding – While they are still recalling the memory, slowly insert a false memory. The false memory should be accompanied with the actual recollection (eg: implanting a memory that there was a terrible fight during childhood, but keep other details the same – name of best friend at that time, the place, etc.)
- Pressure – Repetitively suggest to them of the false memory itself, even after denials. Be convincing – add in more and more actual details and incorporate the false memory
- Imagine – Perform a cognitive exercise, make them imagine and recall that particular event, while at the same time incorporate the false memory itself. By this time, the false memory has been slowly implanted into their mind, making them believe whatever false memory given is real.
Hence, from there I did a drawing summarising the process of implanting the false memory. Using example of war in Dungeness, I intend to tweak the memories with an extra element (troops) along the process.
Does the drawing illustrate the relationship between time and memory and the summary of how to implant false memory more clearly? If not, what can I do to improve its legibility?