False Memories

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When we started talking about false memories in our discussion sections, I was absolutely fascinated. It really made me think about how malleable the mind is. It also made me wonder that if someone tried to do this to me, would I believe it? I like to think that I wouldn't, but I know that there is a pretty good chance that I might fall for it. As seen in this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il0u2s_WGXA), roughly 25% of those studied fell for this trick. I also found it strange that even when they made up a more specific story about spilling punch on people at a wedding, roughly 25% of people still believed that it happened.

I also found this image funny:
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All in all, this is a very bizarre topic that I would love to learn more about. How much do false memories impact our day to day lives?

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