In our small lecture on Tuesday, we were read a list of similar objects. When told to recall, we would write down as many as we could remember. One of the lists consisted of words such as valley, hill and hiking. Many people recalled hearing mountain when it was not actually on the list. What is going on here is memory illusion. The Lilienfeld text describes memory illusion as "false but subjectively compelling memory" (Lilienfeld, 244). Basically, we created a false memory. All of the words on the list were associated with the word mountain so we assumed it was also on the list. Personally, I thought that word was for sure on the list. Since the other words sounded so similar, I guessed mountain was one of them. Before the experiment, many of us thought we had never experienced false memory. I, for one, thought it was crazy that people would remember things that did not occur. When I found out mountain was not actually on the list, I could not believe it. It made me think, how many other times have I remembered something incorrectly? False memory is important because everyone experiences it. As much as people like to think they are immune to it, but that is not the case. I fell into the "not-me fallacy" thinking I was a special case and never experienced such a thing as remembering incorrectly. It is good to be aware of false memory so we can accept it when it does occur.