Implanting False Memories
Most of us believe what our memory says. If we remember being lost in a mall as a kid, then we probably were. The details may not be exactly how we remember them, but the broad strokes are there. Or at least that is what we believe. The truth is memories can be implanted pretty easily in our brains. IN one of her experiments, Dr. Loftus successfully convinced people they had been lost in a shopping mall as a child, when in fact, they had not. The most remarkable thing to me is just how easy it is to implant memories, and how often it happens.
In this bonus episode, Dr. Loftus and I discuss these memory experiments, as well as UFO’s and the Brandon Dassey case.