#spellsofdigging #falsememory

There is a TED Talk from the year 2013 by Elizabeth Loftus titled the fiction of memory.

The principle that memories can be altered by outside influences is overwhelmingly accepted by scientists.

Elizabeth Loftus has, since her debuting research project in 1974,[6] been a lead researcher in memory recovery and false memories.

False memory is the psychological phenomenon in which a person recalls a memory that did not actually occur.

It’s research is controversial and the syndrome is excluded from identification as a mental disorder.

The person whose memory is to be recovered is persistently said to have gone through an experience even if it may have not happened. This strategy can cause the person to recall the event as having occurred, despite its falsehood.

Your brain actually does this every time you remember anything.

Think you remember what you did last night? An hour ago? In fact, by mere suggestion, I’ve most likely created a false memory inside your brain just by reading this.

It’s called the Misinformation Effect.

What is truth and What is not?

 

Ref:- TED.com ;https://www.quora.com/Is-it-possible-to-create-a-false-memory;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_memory#Recovery_strategies

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_memory_syndrome

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