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The Fascinating Phenomenon Of False Memories

Do you have a ‘memory’ of something that actually didn’t happen? Something impossible, that you couldn’t have experienced, yet feels like a real memory?! Ever wondered why?!

The Forensic Psychology Unit at Goldsmiths University brings together four world-leading experts, including Distinguished Professor Elizabeth Loftus, to discuss the fascinating phenomenon of false memories

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Do you have a ‘memory’ of something that actually didn’t happen? Something impossible, that you couldn’t have experienced, yet feels like a real memory?! Ever wondered why?!

The Forensic Psychology Unit at Goldsmiths University brings together four world-leading experts, including Distinguished Professor Elizabeth Loftus, to discuss the fascinating phenomenon of false memories: What are they? What are the implications of developing a false memory? Is it ethical to implant false memories to help people live a better life?

Join Elizabeth Loftus, Chris French, Rob Nash, and Kim Wade as they address these questions and many more, as well as taking questions from the audience.

Event Details

Venue – Lecture theatre LG02, Professor Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths University of London, New Cross.

Date – Friday, November 18th

Time – 7.00pm – 9.00pm

General Admission Price: £5

more info and links at http://bfms.org.uk/forthcoming-event-fascinating-phenomenon-false-memories/

About Andrew Green (6 Articles)
Author of Power Resistance Knowledge: the epistemology of policing (2008), published by Midwinter & Oliphant Founder of INNOCENT and United Against Injustice

1 Comment on The Fascinating Phenomenon Of False Memories

  1. Several scientists have carefully investigated young children who report memories of previous lives (see for example books written by Jim Tucker and Ian Stevenson). In these investigations, it has been possible to trace the previous-life individual (if the child provided sufficient details such as the name of the previous individual, names of places, etc), as well as verify details provided by the child using autopsy records, medical records, birth and death certificates, etc. I read a report of a child who constantly remembered (probably had a recurrent dream) of the sea level rising when playing in the ocean and many years later he had learned about tsunamis. Many of the phobias the children exhibited as well as unusual play habits etc., were also found to correspond to experiences of the previously diseased person.

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