Your brain is a wondrous and mysterious thing. Even with all the technology we have today, we still aren’t totally sure how all of it works. But one thing we do know is that memory is not located in one place in the brain, but rather it is a vital activity that uses numerous different brain functions together in tandem. That’s why certain songs and smells trigger certain memories. But it’s also why your brain can be hacked and used against you.

Sometimes your brain can’t tell the difference between memories and imagination, so a skilled manipulator can use this against you to plant false memories in your brain or make you think something that happened didn’t actually happen. Learn more about how the brain stores and processes memories from this infographic. As complicated as the brain is, it doesn’t actually have a firewall. You might be surprised just how easy it is to hack someone’s memories!

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