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When Memory Deceives Us

Human memory is not foolproof. In fact, it’s far from reliable. We misremember all the time or put ourselves in a better light or downgrade the pesky unwanted details, and more. Many researchers have shown that it's quite easy to plant a false memory.
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The Memory Kaleidoscope

By Ira Hyman Ph.D.

As we remember, the pieces shift and a new image emerges.

The Way We Want to Remember

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.

... and why we're often more heroic in those memories.
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The Case for False Memories

By Ira Hyman Ph.D.

Memories, false memories, non-believed memories, and politicians.

The Faulty Truth

By Maddalena Marini, Ph.D.

How to detect the events that are wrongly encoded as true in our minds.

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