Distinguishing between memory illusions and actual memories using phenomenological measurements and explicit warnings.

@article{Anastasi2000DistinguishingBM,
  title={Distinguishing between memory illusions and actual memories using phenomenological measurements and explicit warnings.},
  author={Jeffrey S Anastasi and Matthew G. Rhodes and Malcolm C. Burns},
  journal={The American journal of psychology},
  year={2000},
  volume={113 1},
  pages={1-26}
}
Previous research has demonstrated that the false memory effect is robust and that false memories are essentially indistinguishable from memories for events that actually occurred. The current study used several techniques intended to eliminate false memories (source monitoring decisions, confidence ratings, remember/know judgments, and explicit warnings). A robust false memory effect was found in each experiment. However, participants were able to differentiate false memories and actual… CONTINUE READING

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