Event completion: Event based inferences distort memory in a matter of seconds

@article{Strickland2011EventCE,
  title={Event completion: Event based inferences distort memory in a matter of seconds},
  author={Brent Strickland and Frank C. Keil},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2011},
  volume={121},
  pages={409-415}
}
We present novel evidence that implicit causal inferences distort memory for events only seconds after viewing. Adults watched videos of someone launching (or throwing) an object. However, the videos omitted the moment of contact (or release). Subjects falsely reported seeing the moment of contact when it was implied by subsequent footage but did not do so when the contact was not implied. Causal implications were disrupted either by replacing the resulting flight of the ball with irrelevant… CONTINUE READING
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