The Nature of Things The Memory Mirage

The Nature of Things The Memory Mirage

Memory is under heavy scrutiny by a new generation of scientists — and they’re posing an uncomfortable question: Can we trust what we remember about our lives? Just as we often recall someone’s name incorrectly, scientists say we can misremember critical personal events, catastrophes and even crimes we think we saw committed. Recent studies are questioning the fragile unreliability of the human memory — with enormous implications for justice, psychology and our sense of who we are.

  • 2018
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/22/2018
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False memory syndrome [LCSH] Recovered memory [LCSH] Memory [LCSH] Recollection (Psychology) [LCSH] Brain -- Research [LCSH] Science and law [LCSH] Science [LCSH] Medical sciences [LCSH] Social sciences [LCSH] Psychology [LCSH] Law -- Study and teaching [LCSH]
Team
David T. Suzuki (Host), Josh Freed (Director), Janet Torge (Producer), Terri Foxman (Production Coordinator), Celina Bell (Production Coordinator), Riel Lazarus (Production Coordinator), Stephen Phizicky (Production Coordinator)
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