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    False Memory Syndrome

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    False Memory Syndrome How accurate and reliable is memory? "Studies on memory have shown that we often construct our memories after the fact, that we are susceptible to suggestions from others that will help us fill in the gaps in our memories" (Carroll 6). Prior to reading and discussing the issue of False Memory Syndrome, I hadn’t thought much about the topic. Maybe a person who had experienced this would be more educated. I did however find it very interesting to research and my beliefs

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    False memory syndrome (FMS), also known as pseudomemories or illusionary memories, is defined as memories of traumatic experiences which are false, but the person determinedly believes to be true. These memories of traumatic experiences usually are associated with childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and even in rare cases satanic ritual abuse (SRA). False memory syndrome cases involving childhood sexual abuse are most commonly related to women and children. Also related with false memory syndrome is recovered

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    False memory syndrome is also called Recovered memory, Pseudo-Memory, and Memory Distortion. False memory syndrome or pseudo-memory is memories of an experience, in which one seemingly remembers that never actually or really occurred. In other words, false memory is a fabricated remembrance of past events that did not really happen. People often falsely thought of memories as recorder that are records accurately of all the experience in our brain but, memories are not always true and accurate and

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    False Memory Syndrome And The Brain

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    False Memory Syndrome And The Brain In the mid-nineties, a sniper's hammering shots echoed through an American playground. Several children were killed and many injured. A 1998 study of the 133 children who attended the school by psychologists Dr. Robert Pynoos and Dr. Karim Nader, experts on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among children, yielded a very bizarre discovery. Some of the children who were not on the schools grounds that day obstinately swore they had very vivid personal recollections

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    The Importance Of Memory

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    you do trust you brain I would be careful of how much you trust the information your memory gives you. Memory is refered to as being able to retain information in your brain and then retriving it to explain it to other person. In Chapter 8 in my psycology book talks about how memory works and how we learn information and organize it in our brain. The chapter states the diffrent variety of memory and what each memory is associated with. The chapter explain the common mistakes our brain makes and why

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    Repressed Memories

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    Repressed Memories Abstract In recent years there has been a hot debate between "repressed" vs. "false" memories. Neurobiological studies show that both suppression and recall and the creation of false memories are possible. This paper evaluates the evidence but forth by both sides of the controversy and concludes that both are feasible and separate phenomenon, which occur at significant rates in our society. Further biological research on the effect of psychological trauma on the neurochemistry

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    Memories can be altered based on acquisition, storage, and retrieval. Acquisition is what we notice or perceive based on what we are paying attention to. Storage is what information gets stored into one’s memory. Retrieval correlates with the false memory syndrome, which is recalling a previous traumatic experience that is false but believed to be true. The false memory syndrome is often noticed during police interrogations and leads to coerced confessions, which is when the individual being interrogated

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    years earlier. Eileen's father had raped and murdered her. Eileen had repressed this memory due to threats from her father and the understandable trauma it caused. Her father was sentenced to life imprisonment. Often however repressed memories are difficult to substantiate which has led to the notion of False Memory Syndrome (Pynoos & Nader 1989) where recall of so-called repressed memories may be false although real to the person remembering them. Repression as a theory of forgetting

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    caused from severe and inhuman sexual, physical, and mental abuse, affects the individuals consciousness and in turn creates altar selves. Categorized into three different groups, altar selves serve as a safety net for the individual, taking the memories out of the conscious mind and walling off the unwanted recollections. Interestingly, altar selves maintain different abilities, ages, dislikes, likes, and names. Many Canadians believe Multiple Personality exists only as an act on behalf of the

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    were going was affected by the verb used in the question. Overall, we can sum up that recall can be distorted by the wording of the question. The study proves that eyewitness testimony can often be inaccurate, and brings in the idea of false memory syndrome. This is the act of being unsure of details, which leads us to estimate values, often incorrectly. Some words I feel imply speed more than others, and act as leading questions. For example, the questions influenced the answers given by

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