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Dog wins art contest, 1974
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Real Pictures, False Memories
A recent study has shown how surprisingly easy it is to convince people that they remember things that never happened to them. 27.3% of the college students who participated in the study were able to be persuaded to 'remember' a fictitious event that supposedly happened during their childhood. But when a picture was produced to help jog their memory, that figure rose to 65.2%. So the next time you want to remind someone of that money they owe you, bring along a picture.
Categories: Psychology
Posted by The Curator on Wed Apr 14, 2004
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Elizabeth Loftus did studies about that in the 70s-90s. http://www.snow.edu/~jeffc/aliens.pdf
There's some information about false memories on page 60. Its also Scientfic American, September, 1997.
Posted by Wes Rains  in  earth  on  Fri Apr 16, 2004  at  01:05 AM
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