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Planting false memories fairly easy, psychologists find | Toronto Star

Planting false memories fairly easy, psychologists find | Toronto Star | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
New study bolsters notion that memory is fragile and aggressive police interrogations don’t always serve justice.
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This is scary. Psychologists were able to implant false memories (some of them criminal in nature) into 70% of the participants in the study!

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Why Seeing (The Unexpected) Is Often Not Believing : NPR

Two psychologists have been conducting experiments on inattentional blindness — how people fail to see things in front of them when they're focused on something else.
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False Memories: The Perils of Eyewitness IDs

False Memories: The Perils of Eyewitness IDs | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Mistaken identifications by victims and eyewitnesses annually send too many people to jail for crimes they didn’t commit.
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