Absolut memory distortions: alcohol placebos influence the misinformation effect.

@article{Assefi2003AbsolutMD,
  title={Absolut memory distortions: alcohol placebos influence the misinformation effect.},
  author={Seema Assefi and Maryanne Garry},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2003},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={
          77-80
        }
}
Can the simple suggestion that you have consumed alcohol affect your memory for an event? Alcohol placebos affect social behaviors but not nonsocial ones, and have not previously been shown to affect memory. We investigated the effect of alcohol placebos using materials that revealed both the social and the nonsocial influences of memory Subjects drank plain tonic water, but half were told it was a vodka and tonic; then all subjects took part in an eyewitness memory experiment. Subjects who… CONTINUE READING

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