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BFMS Archival Study

When is the Issue of False Memory Raised in Historical Child Sexual Abuse Allegations? An archival study of 496 British cases Authors: Dr Julia Shaw, Maria-Bianca Leonte, Georgina Ball, Dr Kevin Felstead   This paper hopes to elucidate a sample of the types of allegations where a claim of false…

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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.