Dr Julia Shaw

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BBC Report on Carol Felstead Case

BBC London broadcast a report on the Carol Felstead case on Friday, 29 September. The short news item covered the issue of false memories being implanted by therapists, and has contributions from Joseph Felstead (Carol’s father), Dr Kevin Felstead (Carol’s brother, and the BFMS Director of Communications) and Dr Julia…


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BBC News Item on False Memory – Carol Felstead Case

On Friday, 29 September the BBC broadcast a short report on false memory and the Carol Felstead case. Carol’s father, Joseph, contributes to the report, as does Kevin Felstead, the Communications Director of the BFMS, and Dr Julia Shaw of the Department of Psychology at University College London.


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How to Hack Memories

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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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…