• A ‘Memory Hacker’ Explains How to Plant False Memories in People’s Minds

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    Article by Kate Lunau

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    We tend to think of memories as perfect little time capsules — important records of past events that matter to us and made us who we are, as unchangeable as a dragonfly stuck in amber. Well, they’re anything but. I recently met with Julia Shaw, a criminal psychologist who specializes in the science of memory. “I am a memory hacker,” Shaw told me. “I use the science of memory to make you think you did things that never happened.”

    Implanting a false memory, it turns out, is alarmingly easy to do.


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