When A Lie Becomes Memory's Truth: Memory Distortion After Exposure to Misinformation

  title={When A Lie Becomes Memory's Truth: Memory Distortion After Exposure to Misinformation},
  author={Elizabeth F. Loftus},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={121 - 123}
  • E. Loftus
  • Published 1 August 1992
  • Computer Science
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science
ing is that after receipt of new infor mation that is misleading in some way, people make errors when they report what they saw. New, postevent information often be comes incorporated into a recollec tion, supplementing or altering it, sometimes in dramatic ways. New information invades us, like a Trojan horse, precisely because we do not detect its influence. Understanding how we become tricked by revised data about a witnessed event is a central goal of this research. Current research showing… 

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