From: NPR

Elizabeth Loftus: How Can Our Memories Be Manipulated?

Years of research have taught Elizabeth Loftus just how unreliable our memories are. From tweaking a real memory to planting a completely fabricated one, tampering with our minds is surprisingly easy.

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False/unreliable memories is, to date, the most successful explanation that accused child molesters and their experts have have ever presented to explain away the accusations. The abuse happened in the past, so it’s memory-based, right?. Memory is faulty, so the accusation is probably faulty, right. The false memory theory for incest accusations has gone unquestioned by the media since it was first presented in August 1991. Perhaps this NPR broadcast will generate some critical thinking.

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