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Old 06-15-2005, 10:49 PM
Procoyn Procoyn is offline
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Default Re: False Memory Syndrome

False memories are ridiculously easy to implant. You get something like a 55% success rate amoung elementary-school children just by having somebody come in once a week and ask a question. These memorise were indistinguishable from real ones, and included details that weren't even mentioned. (The implanted memory was simply "going to the hospital with a moustrap on your finger", but the children remembered the doctor's name, which car they took, what their family members said, how they got the trap on their finger in the fist place and more.)

Conclusion: Because implanting false memories is so easy, even if real repressed ones did exist it would probably be easier to make fake ones than to draw out the real ones.

Imagine someone brainwashing children through popular kids' software?
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