Elizabeth Loftus on embedding false memories in U.S. soldiers

Loftus’ work on memory continues to be one of the most important areas of Psychology. Here is an article describing a study of soldier’s memory after they were subjected to simulated capture and interrogation.

Elizabeth Loftus on embedding false memories in U.S. soldiers | TED Blog.

These findings show that even when an event is stressful, people can be led to make memory mistakes when fed misinformation. Moreover, this happened to a high degree even though the soldiers were highly trained individuals.

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