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Martin Gardner Centennial

FMSF News Alert - December 16, 2014

Dear Friends,

"That traumas experienced as a child can be totally forgotten for decades is the great mental-health myth of our time - a myth that is not only devastating innocent families but doing enormous damage to psychiatry" - Martin Gardner (1914 - 2010)

Today a large group of admirers are celebrating the Martin Gardner Centennial. Gardner, polymath, author, columnist, editor, philosopher and renaissance man, is widely known for his articles in Scientific American. He was also a member of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation’s Professional Advisory Board and must be counted among the great 20th century popularisers of mathematics and science, inspiring many young students.

More than 21 years ago he wrote the following article: The False Memory Syndrome which has been reprinted in honor of his work in the January 2015 issue of the Skeptical Inquirer. You can read this article on:

False Memory Syndrome

Merry Christmas and a good 2015 to all.

Adrian Mak