On the permanence of stored information in the human brain.

@article{Loftus1980OnTP,
  title={On the permanence of stored information in the human brain.},
  author={Elizabeth F Loftus and Geoffrey R. Loftus},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={1980},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={
          409-20
        }
}
Many people believe that information that is stored in long-term memory is permanent, citing examples of "retrieval techniques" that are alleged to uncover previously forgotten information. Such tech- niques include hypnosis, psychoanalytic procedures, methods for eliciting spontaneous and other conscious recoveries, and—perhaps most important—the electri- cal stimulation of the brain reported by Wilder Pen- field and his associates. In this article we first evaluate • the evidence and conclude… Expand
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