Loftus - 38.1 hit 34 contacted 31.8 One week later subjects...

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  altering  memory representations of witnessed events original info combines with info received after the fact to form one memory  representation for a complex event Ss view movie of car accident, Ss ask questions about the event: Critical Question: 'About how fast were the cars going when then  SMASHED / COLLIDED /  BUMPED / HIT / CONTACTED  each other?   Postevent Info   Ave. Speed Estimate smashed   40.8 collided   39.3 bumped
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Unformatted text preview: 38.1 hit 34 contacted 31.8 One week later subjects were asked: ' Was there broken glass?' Ss constructed a meaningful, coherent story of the event based on original info and postevent info despite our sense that we remember episodes or events accurately (I vividly recall that. .."I saw it with my own eyes!"), we seem to be unaware of the extent to which later events may have altered our memories...
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