UNIVERSITY STUDY SHOWS PEOPLE REMEMBER THINGS THAT NEVER HAPPENED: FAKE NEWS RECHARGED

Posted on December 10, 2016

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Science Daily: “Many people are prone to ‘remembering’ events that never happened, according to new research by the University of Warwick. In a study on false memories, Dr Kimberley Wade in the Department of Psychology demonstrates that if we are told about a completely fictitious event from our lives, and repeatedly imagine that event occurring, almost half of us would accept that it did.”

Over 400 participants in ‘memory implantation’ studies had fictitious autobiographical events suggested to them — and it was found that around 50% of the participants believed, to some degree, that they had experienced those events.”

NYD: “Here’s one reason why “fake news” may be prospering: The human brain can create completely believable memories of events that never actually happened, a new study reveals.”

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Science Daily: Half of people believe fake facts, ‘remember’ events that never happened
NYD- Why fake news thrives — people can’t trust their own memories: study

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