Collective representations elicit widespread individual false memories

@article{Vito2009CollectiveRE,
  title={Collective representations elicit widespread individual false memories},
  author={Stefania de Vito and Roberto Cubelli and Sergio Della Sala},
  journal={Cortex},
  year={2009},
  volume={45},
  pages={686-687}
}
It is well known that the need to simplify a story, to preserve its consistency and to avoid discontinuity gaps, leads to memory distortions (Schacter, 2001). These biases allow one to preclude possible dissonances between the accurate recollection of past events and one’s own current knowledge or present situations upon which one should act. While most memories are specific to individuals, there are memories that are shared by entire groups of people who are homogeneous for social, ethnic and… CONTINUE READING

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