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Human memory is strikingly susceptible to social influences, yet we know little about the underlying mechanisms. We examined how socially induced memory errors are generated in the brain by studying the memory of individuals exposed to recollections of others. Participants exhibited a strong tendency to conform to erroneous recollections of the group,(More)
Kappa receptor multiplicity is a complex area. We now present evidence from binding studies suggesting the existence of four kappa receptor subtypes. The guinea pig cerebellum contains high levels of U50,488-sensitive, or kappa 1, receptors. Kappa opiates (U50,488, tifluadom, Mr2034, Mr2266 and Win44,441) compete [3H]ethylketocyclazocine binding to kappa 1(More)
We review reports of brain activations that occur immediately prior to the onset or following the offset of to-be-remembered information and can predict subsequent mnemonic success. Memory-predictive pre-encoding processes, occurring from fractions of a second to minutes prior to event onset, are mainly associated with activations in the medial temporal(More)
From infancy we learn to comply with societal norms. However, overt compliance is not necessarily accompanied by a change in internal beliefs. The neuromodulatory processes underlying these different phenomena are not yet understood. Here, we test the role of oxytocin in controlling overt compliance versus internalization of information delivered by a(More)
Humans are strongly influenced by their environment, a dependence that can lead to errors in judgment. Although a rich literature describes how people are influenced by others, little is known regarding the factors that predict subsequent rectification of misleading influence. Using a mediation model in combination with brain imaging, we propose a model for(More)
Flexible mnemonic mechanisms that adjust to different internal mental states can provide a major adaptive advantage. However, little is known regarding how this flexibility is achieved in the human brain. We examined brain activity during retrieval of false memories of a movie, generated by exposing participants to misleading information. Half of the(More)
Challenging Issue Remembering frequently involves collaboration among two or more individuals, often taking the form of a conversation. In some conversations, one person conveys new information to another, as when a daughter announces to her mother that she is engaged. In other conversations, two people talk to each other about a shared past, as when a(More)
This paper is about teaching psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The approach to teaching is based on a view of the patient's plight or psychopathology, and on a way of listening to psychotherapeutic process, that focus on the stories a patient tells and enacts. The author relates how various experiences in his life led him to this narrative paradigm.
The authors describe a psychiatric clerkship organized to achieve goals relevant to all medical students, regardless of their future specialty choice. The clerkship had been in place for 8 years in 1986, and standardized program evaluations were available for 4 years. A survey of the diverse clinical settings used for the clerkship showed that each had(More)