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“Luke, I Am Your Father”: The Formation of False Memories

psychologytoday.com

The Mandela Effect

The phenomenon known as the Mandela Effect is characterized by the formation of false collective memories where many people share the same mistaken memory.

  • The name is due to the false memory some people have about Nelson Mandela, the South African leader. They...

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Some understand memory as a storage location, but this understanding has some limitations.

It does not reflect the nature of mnemonic processes. Unlike a computer hard drive where saved information is 100% recoverable, the human memory has lost information, distortions, and new me...

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We are continually creating memories of facts that don't exist. The creation of false memories is strongly influenced by imagination, beliefs, social influence, and suggestions from the environment.

  • People naturally change what they remember from the meanings they build when li...

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