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Liar, Liar, Neurons Fire: Lying and the Development of Memory

Read this exclusive guest post about lies and memory formation from author Cate Holahan, then make sure you're signed in and comment below for a chance to win her latest thriller, Lies She Told!

My first clear memory is of a lie.

Closing my eyes, I see a backyard. Hot and buggy. Ants stumble across papers laid atop a wooden table. The most unfortunate stick in gloppy paints the color of liquefied lollipops, passionately smeared by my chubby toddler fingers. I am drawing a palm tree. It resembles a ripped beach umbrella. I can do better.

My mother calls me inside through the windows of the screened porch. She can’t come out and leave my infant brother.

I grab a fresh paper and dip my green finger back into the paint.

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