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There are parallel universes? The "Mandela effect" is becoming more and more obvious. Is the collective memory of human beings altered?

There are parallel universes? The "Mandela effect" is becoming more and more obvious. Is the collective memory of human beings altered?

By Na DunshiePublished 8 months ago 7 min read

In everyone's impression, the black president Mandela, known as the "father of South Africa", when did he die? Some might say it was the end of the last century, but it turns out Mandela didn't die until 2013 in Johannesburg.

Nelson Mandela: First black president

There has been a debate on the exact date of Mandela's death, with a surprising number of people saying they clearly remembered his early passing. This mismatch between the collective memory of the public and objective facts is known as the "Mandela effect."

Now some people say that the "Mandela effect" seems to be more obvious in the world. Is it caused by the interweaving of parallel universes with our world? Could it be that humans have collectively altered their memories?

Human memory arises from consciousness

A classic example of the "Mandela effect"

In 2013, when the major media announced the death of Mandela, a question mark appeared in many people's minds. They clearly remembered that this man had passed away a long time ago, so why did they announce his death now? Could it be said that he had "faked his body"?

At the time, US paranormal blogger Fianna Boume came forward, saying that in her memory Mandela had indeed died in the 1980s, and that she even had vivid memories of the funeral footage she had seen on film. After speaking out, quite a few people agreed, and they also had such memories.

These examples of collective memory at odds with objective reality are known as the Mandela Effect. After the occurrence of this situation, many people feel very frightened, think that this "group memory bias" does not seem to be accidental. For this reason, proponents of the Mandela effect suggest two possibilities. Do you know what they are?

Collective memory refers to the way a group of people remember the past

Parallel Cosmology and Earth Reset Theory

First of all, there is the parallel cosmology. People understand the Mandela effect as the "interleaving" between the parallel universe and the world we live in, which eventually leads to the group memory bias.

The theory of parallel universes is an unproven theory in physics. When Everett proposed it in the last century, the physics community criticized it as "nonsense". But as we explored, it became clear that parallel universes might actually exist, and that there were more than one.

For this reason, the parallel universe theory is also called the many-worlds theory. Originally, when the "dead and alive" Schrodinger cat was proposed, Everett assumed that Schrodinger's equation would hold at all times. On this basis, he proposed the theory of parallel universes. There may be countless identical versions of you in parallel universes, but their lives will be different because the "you" in different worlds will make different choices.

So why does the intersection of parallel universes and the real world lead to the Mandela effect? Simply because in a parallel universe where Mandela's life might have been different from ours, he might have died in the 1980s. So, after the parallel universe and reality intersect, some people may see the end of that world, not the real world.

Second, there is the Earth reset theory. In this setting, everyone on Earth is like a brain in a VAT. We think we are real, but may actually be just a piece of code in a "cosmic computer program." In this case, the massive system can become buggy and occasionally need to be "rebooted."

In this case, Mandela's death may have happened in the last century, but it was a technical error by the "programmer" in charge of the cosmic system, who was programmed to live. So in order to fix the bug, the system sent Mandela a resurrection coin to bring him back from the dead, and then collectively modified the human memory.

Is our brain just a program?

But it wasn't done well enough, and many people were still impressed by Mandela's death, which led to his death in 2013, when the "modified memory" resurfaced and left them feeling deeply deranged.

In fact, neither parallel cosmology nor Earth reset theory has any scientific basis, but rather people's inferences and conjecture about the unknown based on reality. So what is the truth about the Mandela effect?

What about tampered memories?

The truth about the Mandela Effect

As the "Mandela effect" became more apparent in the population, scientists immediately investigated it to understand why memory biases occur on such a large scale. Therefore, many scholars have discovered the truth of Mandela effect from psychology, phenomenology of spirit and so on.

Since memory is the problem, let's go straight to memory. The brain's memories come from what people see and hear, but they're not immutable. What you see and hear later will affect the original memory, so the brain often stores memories in a "fragmented" way, which simply means that these scattered memories are deconstructed and reorganized in the usual way, and then arranged.

Memory storage in the brain is associated with the cortex

In the process of recombination, fragments of memory are affected by multiple factors. For example, personal preferences and experiences. In this case, if people have been "hinted" for a long time, they will indeed form memories that are inconsistent with the reality, and then the memory will be deviated in the process of reorganization.

"Mandela Effect", interpreted in the academic context of communication, is a phenomenon of information dislocation. Numerous individual mistakes are connected by media technology and become collective mistakes of the public, which then evolve into mass collective amnesia. It is the mistakes of people and media in the process of communication that jointly cause mass collective amnesia.

It can also be said to be the phenomenon of "echoing what others say"

At this point, we may understand that the reason why the Mandela effect appeared among so many people is that there were a lot of "hints" in the news dissemination at that time. Moreover, the fact that he was long dead was reinforced by the fact that he had disappeared from view in prison, making people more confident that their memories were correct.

In addition, you may remember the death of another black man, Martin Luther King Jr., who also left a deep impression as the leader of the African-American civil rights movement in the United States in the last century. And Martin Luther King was indeed assassinated by racists after the 1968 speech and eventually died.

So, in retrospect, we may have mislinked these similar fragments of memory, all labeled black, leader, death, etc. The experience of not having seen Mandela for so many years and his old face before he was imprisoned in the last century gave him a straight death sentence. Coupled with the guidance of the media, over time, this perception deepened in our minds and eventually formed the "Mandela effect".

In addition to the memory bias of the Mandela effect, many people may have experienced an inexplicable "familiarity" with something. How can it feel like it's all happened before when you're meeting someone or going somewhere for the first time?

That we have hidden powers to see the future?

Deja vu: Deja vu

When this happens, people tend to attribute it to a memory from a previous life or a dream. But to scientists, this deja vu is actually a memory phenomenon, our normal physiological response. When people go to places where the scene is similar, the brain starts searching for similar memories, and that's when you feel strangely familiar.

Scientists think deja vore is like a short circuit in the brain's circuitry to long-term and short-term memory, so that new information goes straight to long-term memory instead of first stopping in short-term memory.

This phenomenon is called the hippocampal effect.

So, under scientific inquiry. Both the Mandela effect and deja vore result from conditions that cause our brains to make up memories differently, essentially a "mistake" that we interpret as a mysterious will.


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