False Memories

I recently watched a video that discussed memory retrieval in a therapy session. The topic of false memories came up and I instantly thought of Piaget and his near abduction story. The one thing most people hold dearly is their memories. The idea that something we hold as truth may be entirely made-up is shocking to say the least. The video went on to mention that memories recovered under hypnosis are more likely to be false memories. The mind is especially susceptible to suggestion in the hypnotic state.
With the commonness of false memories, it is all the more important to have external corroboration to validate them. In the case of abuse patients, having a sibling someone else confirm the claim can help make sure people are not wrongfully convicted of abuse claims brought about by false memories.


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