A serious warning of the precarious nature of human memory.
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Psychologist Elizabeth Loftus studies memories. More precisely, she studies false memories, when people either remember things that didn’t happen or remember them differently from the way they really were. It’s more common than you might think, and Loftus shares some startling stories and statistics, and raises some important ethical questions we should all remember to consider.
Memory-manipulation expert Elizabeth Loftus explains how our memories might not be what they seem — and how implanted memories can have real-life repercussions. Continue reading “Elizabeth Loftus: The Fiction of Memory”
Henry Gustav Molaison
The secrets surrounding the famous HM have begun to be revealed to the press soon after hid death, about a year ago, on 2 December 2008.
As a result of a brain surgery in September 1953, Henry Gustav Molaison lost his memory. He has been studied intensely since then by medical specialists. In his will, HM donated his brain to medical scientists and it is studied in depth for almost a year now at the University of California in San Diego, California.
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