Your earliest memory is a figment of imagination

Jul 23, 2018, 7:33 AM EDT
(Source: Richard Leeming/flickr)
(Source: Richard Leeming/flickr)

If the findings of a new research at the University of Bradford in England are to be taken at face value, all this while you may have been unwittingly lying to the world and to yourself about your first infantile memory.

The study, published in the journal Psychological Science, suggests that the human brain lacks the ability to form memories before the age of 2, also referred to as the “preverbal stage,” writes Live Science.

Interestingly, what we believe to be our “real” babyhood memories, are impressions of stories told to us by our relatives or knitted together on the basis photographs instead of being our direct experience, notes Mother Nature Network.