The Fragility of Memory

 Posted by on 24 November 2002 at 4:38 pm  Uncategorized
Nov 242002

As part of my philosophical writing on self-deceptive excuses, I’ve taken an interest in the psychology research concerning the plasticity of memory. For example, I recently read and very much enjoyed Daniel Schacter’s book The Seven Sins of Memory.

But I was totally captivated last night in reading this article on memory researcher Elizabeth Loftus, who has been hugely influential casting doubt upon the reliability of memory, including debunking “recovered” memories of abuse.

What a woman!

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