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News Anchor Brian Williams and the Science of Memory

Research on memory distortion is drawing heightened media attention in the wake of NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams’s admission of falsely recounting an Iraq War experience. ... More>


We’re all susceptible to false memories


The science behind Brian Williams’s mortifying memory flub


It’s Crazy How Easy It Is to Make People Falsely Remember Committing a Crime


People Can Be Convinced They Committed a Crime That Never Happened

Researchers show that innocent adults can be convinced, over the course of a few hours, they had perpetrated crimes as serious as assault with a weapon in their teenage years. ... More>