Fake News: Why We Can’t Rely on Memory

Josiah Bugden
Aug 15, 2019 · 6 min read

Memory is not always what it seems. There are many misconceptions regarding how memory functions, including the false precept that memory is an absolute reflection of the events one experiences. In reality, memory is prone to distortion and manipulation and can change significantly over time (Bilkely, 2019).

Memory is susceptible to misattribution, bias and suggestibility — Bilkely, 2019.