This new research shows just how flawed all people’s memories really can be - whether you’re healthy or not:
It’s Crazy How Easy It Is to Make People Falsely Remember Committing a Crime
By Jesse Singal
Memory’s a pretty fluid and complex thing. We don’t always remember specific details of an event well, and what details we do remember can be influenced by stuff that happened after the event itself. This is all pretty standard when it comes to memory research.
What the authors of a new paper in Psychological Science just pulled off, though, takes things to a whole new level: They were able to convince study participants they had committed a crime that was completely fabricated.