Elizabeth Loftus

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Why Your Memories Can’t Be Trusted

The Guardian’s Max Sanderson explores the world of false memory with the assistance of Dr Julia Shaw and Professor Elizabeth Loftus.  Memories are constantly changing and updating.  They are not like recordings on a video tape.  False memories can be implanted, and used for good or ill.










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The Myth of Repressed Memory

While acknowledging the reality of childhood sexual abuse, Loftus, a research psychologist specializing in memory, believes that in many cases, people create false memories of nonexistent abuse, prompted to do so by their psychotherapists.