Unformatted text preview: an steal an idea from someone’s
mind, why can’t you plant one there instead?” “ The woman remembered that a man who looked exactly like Donald Thompson had raped her. But the psychologist, who,
ironically, studies memory distortion, couldn't remember ever
meeting the woman. One of them was having bad memories.
The dumbfounded Thompson told police that, just before the rape, he
did a live television interview, ironically again, on how people can
improve their memory of faces. During questioning, the woman Apparently, she
confused her memory of Thompson with
admitted she had watched the program. that of the rapist. “ "Memory isn't a videotape," he
says. "Rather, it's a reconstruction using bits of
sound, sights, words, and even tastes stored in
different parts of the brain. Gaps in such
reproductions, filled by
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