Claudia Hammond: ‘Your memories are made to be reliably unreliable’ (Wired UK)

We might well curse our memories when they let us down. But we might also be shocked by the results of the decades of work by the psychologist Elizabeth Loftus showing how easy it is to implant false memories into our minds, whether of kissing giant frogs or meeting Bugs Bunny at Disney World Manchester. We might worry about what it means for justice if an eyewitness can be so easily swayed by a leading question.

via Claudia Hammond: 'Your memories are made to be reliably unreliable' (Wired UK).

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