False memories

I found this article extremely interesting focusing on false memories. Research  shows that given enough information or a story one then begins to believe a moment in their life that never happened and recall memory of it. The article states everyone is able to make false memories and it’s inevitable and one quote from the article that I agree with was ” Now, the findings showing that even seemingly impeccable memories are also susceptible to manipulation could have important implications in the legal and clinical psychology fields where contamination of memory has had particularly important consequences.” The article explains a case in which a girl was giving false memories of being rape and she believed it happened and took it to court. This is shocking just as much as someone who says they are able to remember what they ate on a Monday 10 years ago.

-Rosanna Reyes

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