Monday, August 30, 2004

Adult memories can be manipulated

Here is a story about a couple of scientific studies that show how unreliable childhood memories can be, and how easily those memories can be manipulated. Adults were tricked into thinking that they once got sick eating pickles or hard-boiled eggs in childhood.

One of the researchers, Elizabeth Loftus, had previously written a book on The Myth of Repressed Memory. She has made a lot of enemies.

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