Qualities of the unreal.

@article{Schooler1986QualitiesOT,
  title={Qualities of the unreal.},
  author={Jonathan W. Schooler and David Gerhard and Elizabeth F. Loftus},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  year={1986},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={171-81}
}
Witnesses to complex events often recall nonexistent objects after being exposed to misleading postevent information. The present series of experiments investigated whether descriptions of these "unreal" memories differ from those of memories based on perception. In Experiment 1 subjects viewed a slide sequence depicting a traffic accident. In one condition, the sequence included a slide involving a yield sign. In a second condition, subjects did not see the sign but merely had its existence… CONTINUE READING