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false memory

n.
An imagined event that is believed to be recalled as a memory.
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"We've essentially created a synthetic memory," says Mayford, of the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif.
for the purpose of influencing the emotional memory." When Stanislavski speaks of "synthetic memory that is purer, more condensed, compact, substantial, and sharper than the actual happening," he refers to the moment when the actor's search for the creation of character has begun--the same juncture where Lowenfeld's children are ready to create a visual record of a past experience.