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false memory

n.
An imagined event that is believed to be recalled as a memory.
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Or is this a false memory? Or worse, has Janet made it up to sell her book?
But when called on to be an eyewitness in a courtroom, a false memory can have potentially serious repercussions.
The happily-ever-after she remembers in vivid detail (right down to the dress she wore to their wedding) is only one example of what her doctors call a false memory: recollections Lucy's mind made up to fill in the blanks from the coma.
PARAMNESIA A False memory B On the edge of the intellect C Type of palsy who am I?
Similarly, a desire for social interaction has been identified as a predictor of false memory for lists of semantically related words (17).
Given that the lure items can be highly activated because they are related to the studied items, source-monitoring errors can occur (Johnson, Hashtroudi, & Lindsay, 1993), giving rise to false recognition or false memory. However, as young adults have a well-preserved ability to recollect item-specific information, they can use it to reduce their false alarm rates by using conscious monitoring strategies such as "recall-to-reject" (Brainerd, Reyna, Wright, & Mojardin, 2003).
False memory for associated word lists in individuals and collaborating groups.
Semantic false memory phenomena have typically been studied by cognitive psychologists, who use these phenomena to infer the properties of cognitive processes and structures thought to be responsible for the encoding, storage, and retrieval of information (e.g., see Brainerd and Reyna 2005; Gallo 2006).
In this section, we would consider to results of Derm Paradigm or false memory and its affection.
The researchers tested whether the students integrated the bogus information into their minds, which psychologists call false memory.
A COVENTRY academic who confessed to indecently assaulting a teenage girl has launched a bid to clear his name - after it emerged that his recollection of the alleged incident may have been a 'false memory'.
Readers interested in this title should have already read the first title, False Memory (Hyperion, 2012/VOYA August 2012), as little backstory is provided.