19-COGS11-F13-Erasing and Implanting Memories-Pentek

inception elizabeth loftus false memories ted talks

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Unformatted text preview: memory that was actually experienced. But could we implant an entire false memory? ...something that never happened? -INCEPTION- Elizabeth Loftus - False Memories Ted Talks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB2OegI6wvI Cases of Childhood Abuse ● recovering FALSE memories of childhood abuse ● how? through methods of psychotherapy ○ ○ ○ ○ imagination dream interpretation hypnosis exposure to false information Implanting False Memories ● researchers have successfully planted false memories: ○ getting lost in a shopping mall ○ being saved by a lifeguard ○ demonic possession Does Planting a False Memory Alter Behavior? ● implanted people with the memory of getting sick from a certain type of food in their childhood ○ participants with the implanted memory tended to avoid that food at a picnic So there you have it, we can ERASE and implant memories... ...but should we?...
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