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How reliable are our memories (how close to the truth)?

January 17, 2015

Tags: memory, memoirs, false memories, reconstructed memories, Oliver Sachs, Daniel Kahneman

Updated 4-3-15.
Whether you are working on a life story or having an argument with friends about an experience you shared years ago, consider what Oliver Sachs, Frank Bruni, Daniel Kahneman, Scott Fraser, Elizabeth Loftus, and Jane Austen (in the voice of Fanny Bryce) have to say about the nature, malleability, and unreliability of memory, in (more…)