Do you remember watching news broadcasts in the early 1980s that Nelson Mandela had died in prison? Many people do. The problem with that memory is that it never happened; Mandela died in 2013. The phenomenon of a vivid, collective false memory is called the Mandela Effect.
Berenstein or Berenstain? The Mandela Effect
Why do groups collectively remember things that didn't happen?
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The Mandela Effect is the phenomenon of a vivid, collective misremembering of events in history. 01:12
Some conspiracy theorists believe the Mandela Effect is proof of people acquiring memories from different timelines, proving there is a multiverse. 01:54
Proteins cause your brain to form new synaptic connections between neurons that form memories. 02:31
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