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false memory

n.
An imagined event that is believed to be recalled as a memory.
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It is well known that false recognition and false memories increase with age (Schacter, Koutstaal, & Norman, 1997), which has been explained in the literature mainly by two theoretical models.
Production of false memories in collaborative memory tasks using the DRM paradigm
As Lena's sister, Kat, battles personal demons to unravel a web of love, loss, cruelty and false memories from two decades past, she reaches a chilling conclusion that is all-toobelievable.
Jill's psychologist warns her about false memories, but as the clouds of confusion slowly lift, Jill begins to wonder, Could her accusers be right?
LYING or exaggerating about our lives on Facebook and Twitter creates false memories, making it impossible to tell fact from fiction.
The occurrence of intrusions is taken by cognitive psychologists to be evidence for the existence of hypothetical entities called false memories (see Brainerd and Reyna 2005; Gallo 2006).
ISLAMABAD -- In recent years, researchers studying the brain have implanted false memories, caused patients to hallucinate while sleeping, and even tricked the brain into hearing sounds that don't exist.
If fact they were be sure about their false memories as true information which was in this story.
The results showed that when the participants read the Twitter feed, they were much less likely to form false memories about the story.
Scientists have come to that conclusion after implanting false memories into the brains of mice.
They believe it should be possible to insert false memories into people in just a few years.
False memories have been well-documented in science and society - in court cases, witness testimonies are often proved wrong through DNA evidence, despite the person being sure of what they saw.