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Your Memory Is Like the Telephone Game
September 19, 2012
Your memory is a lot like the telephone game, according to a new study. Every time you remember an event from the past, your brain networks change in ways that can alter the later recall of the event. The next time you remember it, you might recall not the original event but what you remembered the previous time. The Northwestern University study is the first to show this and has implications for witnesses in criminal cases.
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