Many people find it difficult to believe that memories held by themselves or others can be changed or modified dramatically by third parties.
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Beatrice, Nebraska was the location for what was probably the most extraordinary case of proven false memory in America’s history:
By: C.J. Brainerd and V.F.Reyna. Publisher: Oxford University Press USA. Date: 2005. A decade or so of intensive research on false memory has revealed much that is not well understood outside the circles of scientists who specialize in such research. However, this research has produced findings that have major implications…
Wired magazine has recently published an article on how memory research can be applied to criminal cases to distinguish between reliable and non-reliable memories.
At the end of last month a special BBC Crimewatch programme with a helpline invited callers to report non-recent sexual offence, and on the same day (February 27) the first public hearing of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) was held.
Kato Harris knew he wanted to be a teacher from the age of 16. Helping pupils fulfil their potential was one of his driving ambitions.
Falsely Accused Carers and Teachers (FACT) have published their latest newsletter, which includes several interesting articles on false memory.
The claims of ‘Nick’ that leading figures of the ‘establishment’ were involved in an horrendous paedophile ring were one of the central planks of the Met Police’s Operation Midland.
An official report for Wiltshire Police drawn up by criminologist Dr Rachel Hoskins concluded that the ‘Heath Inquiry, like the Westminster VIP Inquiry, rests on an over-active imagination.’
Leading psychologist, Elizabeth Loftus, has been awarded the 2016 John Maddox Prize for pursuing sound science in the public interest, whilst facing hostility from those who opposed her research.