Planting false memories fairly easy, psychologists find

New study bolsters notion that memory is fragile and aggressive police interrogations don’t always serve justice.

Psychologist Julia Shaw
Psychologist Julia Shaw

Julia Shaw (pictured) is one of the two psychologists who found that seeding false memories of crimes in students that had never committed any was surprisingly easy.

By: Sarah Barmak Special to the Star, Published on Sun Feb 08 2015

Subject: “I remember the two cops. There were two. I know that for sure . . . I have a feeling, like, one was white, and one maybe Hispanic . . . I remember getting in trouble. And I had to like, tell them what I did. And why I did it, and where it happened . . .” Read More