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Full Version: The Brain and the Paranormal – False Memories
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False memories are an incredible phenomena that involve the details of a situation being ‘blurred’, be incorrectly remembered, gain additional non-existent information or even appear out of nowhere, it is also quite easy to implant a false memory but we will look at that in more detail later.

They have a major effect on witness statements and individuals recalling information from a situation, we tend to miss details or the brain will infill them based on a number of observed factors for example: Illness, Tiredness, Hyper Arousal (fear or panic), poor viewing conditions (eg Darkness or dim lighting), certain drug use and of course the two that really stand out within the paranormal community –

The need to believe and the expectation for something to happen!
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