Flexible retrieval: When true inferences produce false memories.

@article{Carpenter2017FlexibleRW,
  title={Flexible retrieval: When true inferences produce false memories.},
  author={Alexis C Carpenter and Daniel L. Schacter},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  year={2017},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={
          335-349
        }
}
Episodic memory involves flexible retrieval processes that allow us to link together distinct episodes, make novel inferences across overlapping events, and recombine elements of past experiences when imagining future events. However, the same flexible retrieval and recombination processes that underpin these adaptive functions may also leave memory prone to error or distortion, such as source misattributions in which details of one event are mistakenly attributed to another related event. To… CONTINUE READING
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