Revolutionary Psychology Experiments That Are As Crazy As Their Results

Do You Think Your Memory is Foolproof?

8. Do You Think Your Memory is Foolproof?

Do you think your memory is foolproof? The answer is most often a NO. Our memories are easy to deceive and manipulate. They could get distorted every time we try remembering them.

Louis and Palmer were able to prove this with their car crash experiment in 1974. They questioned eyewitnesses to a clear crash to see if leading questions could distort their memory.

By using different verbs, the experimenters could indeed distort the witness’s memory.

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