False memories? – JAM

Have you ever asked yourself, “Did I do that?” Well, the answer may be “no”. The latest research reveals that we are all subject to what scientists call “false memories”. Whether caused by the power of suggestion or an exceptionally vivid imagination, false memories are as real to us as those memories formed from a genuine experience. Some false memories are formed because we see someone else doing what we later believe we did. Even when participants in the study were warned about the possibility of false memories, they still produced them. In view of this new study, it might be wise to be a little less stubborn and a little more open. This is Just-A-Minute with Ed Boggess

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