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Are Childhood Memories Reliable?

Are Childhood Memories Reliable? Is it possible that some of our most cherished memories are not exactly what they seem? In a new book called ‘The Memory Illusion: Remembering, Forgetting, And The Science Of False Memory’, Dr Julia Shaw claims that far more of our memories may be fabrications than…

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The Brandon Report on Recovered Memory

The Royal College of Psychiatrists Working Party Review Article on Recovered Memories of Childhood Sexual Abuse Implications for Practice Extracts What is the significance of the Brandon report? The Brandon report is an authoritative review of the current knowledge of the reliability of recovered memories of child sexual abuse and their source. It confirms that…