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Interview with Elizabeth Loftus

FMSF News Alert - September 10, 2013

Elizabeth Loftus

"When we remember something, we’re taking bits and pieces of experience -- sometimes from different times and places -- and bringing it all together to construct what might feel like a recollection but is actually a construction. The process of calling it into conscious awareness can change it, and now you’re storing something that’s different. We all do this, for example, by inadvertently adopting a story we’ve heard..."

Dear Friends,

Need an article that you can use to explain false memories to others?

We think that you will be pleased to read an interview with Elizabeth Loftus that can be found at: www.slate.com

The interview is published on Slate and originally appeared in the NewScientist.

Pam and J. Bean