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How the brain creates false memories

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  • Joe (uuk) McGonagle
    How the brain creates false memories 02 Feb 2005 Medical News Today Lawyers are often suspicious of so-called eye-witness accounts and rightly so. Hundreds
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      How the brain creates false memories
      02 Feb 2005
      'Medical News Today'

      Lawyers are often suspicious of so-called "eye-witness accounts"
      and rightly so. Hundreds of scientific studies in the past few
      decades have shown that the memories of people who observe
      complex events are notoriously susceptible to alteration if they
      receive misleading information about the event after it has taken
      place. In this month's issue of the journal Learning & Memory,
      scientists from Johns Hopkins University report new insights into
      how such "false memories" are formed. This is the first study to
      use neuroimaging to investigate how the brain encodes
      misinformation during the creation of a false memory.

      Full story at:

      http://tinyurl.com/42t5d

      (http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=19520)
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