Unformatted text preview: the content of the memory, each memory has the same probability of being manipulated whether the memory was an insignificant event or a life-changing event. The evidence provided ranges from rape or sexual assault to a Disneyland trip to see Bugs Bunny. While both cases show similar results, the content of both memories vary greatly in significance to the observer, thus may cause a different level of memory manipulation. Personally, this topic is quite interesting and I would love to read more about this subject. I would have never thought such actions can be physically possible, but with the explanation provided by the author I can see how a car accident can be manipulated by how one is interrogated. Through prior knowledge of an event, one can change one’s own account of what actually happened and as stated in Loftus’s experiments within a controlled environment actually create an event that never even occurred....
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- Spring '09
- Psychology, Causality, new information, Bugs Bunny, success rate