Neuroscience

Neuroscientists show ability to plant false memories

The phenomenon of false memory has been well-documented: In many court cases, defendants have been found guilty based on testimony from witnesses and victims who were sure of their recollections, but DNA evidence later overturned ...

Neuroscience

Social pressure falsifies memory: study

How easy is it to falsify memory? New research at the Weizmann Institute shows that a bit of social pressure may be all that is needed. The study, which appears Friday in Science, reveals a unique pattern of brain activity ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Ads can influence 'smart' false memories

(Medical Xpress)—It is commonly believed that false memories – recollections that are factually incorrect – occur because something goes wrong in the brain. However, recent research shows that some false memories are ...

Neuroscience

Scientists explore memories, true and false

(Medical Xpress)—Not all memories are good and some might be so bad that they are debilitating; successful ways of coping with bad memories are to transform them into learning experiences and to derive strength from adversity. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

People who don't forget can still be tricked with false memories

"Time is the thief of memory," wrote Stephen King in one of his many books. For some people, however, that is not true. They are gifted with what scientists call highly superior autobiographical memory (HSAM), which means ...

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