The Formation of False Memories

@article{Loftus1995TheFO,
  title={The Formation of False Memories},
  author={Elizabeth F. Loftus and Jacqueline E. Pickrell},
  journal={Psychiatric Annals},
  year={1995},
  volume={25},
  pages={720-725}
}
For most of this century, experimental psychologists have been interested in how and why memory fails. As Greene2 has aptly noted, memories do not exist in a vacuum. Rather, they continually disrupt each other, through a mechanism that we call "interference." Literally thousands of studies have documented how our memories can be disrupted by things that we experienced earlier (proactive interference) or things that we experienced later (retroactive interference). 
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