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Study: False Memory Increases in Nonhabitual Consumers of Caffeine

The consumption of as little as 100 mg of caffeine elicits reliable changes in arousal and, in turn, false memories in individuals who do not habitually consume caffeine, according to a new study. ... More>


How Long Will a Lie Last? New Study Finds That False Memories Linger for Years


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Reality Monitoring

What is "reality"? As part of normal comprehension, people construct a model of the situation, drawing on general world knowledge about objects in the environment, people's intentions and actions, etc. In doing so, they run the risk of importing new information. ... More>


Don’t Speak, Memory


I’m an Awful Source

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That’s the conclusion of Joel Stein in this recent Time article. “I've always been proud that my columns are 100% accurate, which isn't all that hard since I write only about me. But,” says Stein, ‘it turns out that I'm an awful source.” ... More>