Dig into the psychology of how memories are susceptible to false information and why we shouldn’t treat them as truth.
In a 1990’s study, participants recalled getting lost in a shopping mall as children. Some shared these memories in vivid detail, but there was one problem: none of these people had actually gotten lost in a mall. They produced these false memories after psychologists told them they’d gotten lost and parents confirmed it. So what’s going on? Daniel L. Schacter explores the fallibility of our memory.
Lesson by Daniel L. Schacter, directed by AIM Creative Studios.
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