Elizabeth Loftus — The Power of Suggestion: How to Implant False memories


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I seek to learn through this site and others how to better my ability as a person and my skill at using my reason and understanding to best effect. I do fractal artwork as a hobby, and I'm working to develop it to professional levels, though I've a bit to go till I reach that degree of skill! This is a crazy world we're in, but maybe I can do a little, if only that, to make it a bit more sane than it otherwise would be.

Posted on Sunday, 0:21, January 30, 2011, in Psych/Brain stuffs and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Very interesting.. Helpful, yet I am still wondering if these implanted memories are taken within, incorporated within the beings psycho-spiritual and/or physio-motional experience than who’s to say they are indeed “false”? In my opinion they become useful as a myth, representing for the person an imaginative tool to uncover pre-disposed triggers of discomfort or buried wounds. Now, I am not one for recreating traumas, or placing one with traumas ones does not need, but I am pretty certain that if one was suggestible than that suggests that the story could offer some healing if interpreted for instance like a dream..just some random thoughts off the top of me lil’ brain

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    • My thinking is that the the criterion for the falseness of a memory is whether or not the events recalled in it actually represent real events, or whether they are the sole fabrication of those who implanted them: If they did actually happen as remembered then they are true, if they did not actually occur, they are false. Either way, true or false, they tell us a lot about our minds and how fallible we are, and can tell us many other things as well about ourselves.

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