In short: our brains are probably not retrieving a particular memory from a particular part of the brain like a book from a shelf or a file on a computer (static view). It’s more likely our brains are creatively constructing our response at the point of recall in the context in which we are recalling it (dynamic view) (Edelman, 2001; Bryce & Blown, 2023). This means our memories change each time we recall them. So what might this mean for teaching?

Remembering is Recreating – Evidence for Educators