False memories and aging

@article{Schacter1997FalseMA,
  title={False memories and aging},
  author={Daniel L. Schacter and Wilma Koutstaal and Kenneth A. Norman},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  year={1997},
  volume={1},
  pages={229-236}
}
Although memory processes and systems usually operate reliably, they are sometimes prone to distortions and illusions. Here we review evidence indicating that cognitive aging is often associated with increased susceptibility to various kinds of false recollections. Accumulating data indicate that older adults frequently have special difficulties recollecting the source of information, which in turn renders them vulnerable to confusing perceived and imagined experiences, and to related kinds of… CONTINUE READING
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