Sin of Misattribution

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Sin of Misattribution ·Misattributing: confusing the source of information ·In 1896 man, Louis, who had suffered from malaria was remembering things that had not happened, when he was in a novel situation, he thought he remembered being the situation before. ·Paramnesias are false memories, they are memories of things that did not happen or exist. ·Arnaud, who was studying Louis, said that maybe the problem was actually an illusion of deja vu, and that his experiences of deja vu may not be related to memory at all. He said that the experience was from bad judgment, that Louis was misattributing current sensations and experiences onto the past. ·1993 experiment by Canadian Bruce Whittlesea: Participants read list of common words, and then were later given sentences with a capitalized word at the end. This capitalized word was sometimes from the original list, and sometimes not. The word was also sometimes the predictable end to a sentence, and sometimes it was not. "The waves tossed the boat" rather than "I bought a hat." Participants then responded whether the word was old or novel, but sometimes people said old when words actually were novel, especially when they were the more predictable words. Whittlesea proposed that they were misattributing their fast responses to predictable words to having encountered the word previously, predictability was misattributed as familiarity. This is an example of an experience of deja vu with no relationship to memory. ·In the Oklahoma City bombing case the FBI was searching for another accomplice who had been described as accompanying a tall and fair-skinned man to rent a van, the fair-skinned man was later identified as Timothy McVeigh. However, this second man could not be found. Eventually, they found out that a tall and fair-skinned army sergeant had come to rent a day before with a man matching the description given of McVeigh's accomplice. What had happened was that the man at the garage had
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