First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Taylor RoganFollow

Title of Poster or Paper

Cognition and False Memories

Mentor/s

Dr. Amanda Moras

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

Our memories are fallible and what we may believe to be the truth can be the complete opposite. Memories are not vivid recollections that are stored, but rather pieces of information that we must remember and piece together subconsciously. Often these pieces are interpreted, and our brain can fill in memories with information that we believe to be true – this leads to false memories. Our memories are fallible and what we may believe to be the truth can be the complete opposite.

Memories are not vivid recollection that are stored, but rather pieces of information that we must remember and piece together subconsciously. Often these pieces are interpreted, and our brain can fill in memories with information that we believe to be true – this leads to false memories. In a courtroom setting, experts should be present when witness testimonies are given, because testimonies are taken very seriously by jurors and mistaken reports are the leading cause of false imprisonment when it comes to eyewitness statements.

College and Major available

History

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

Honors Capstone, HN-300-D, Dr. Moras

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

4-24-2020 2:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-24-2020 4:00 PM

Students' Information

History major, Psychology and Honors minor, graduating December 2020

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Cognition and False Memories

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Our memories are fallible and what we may believe to be the truth can be the complete opposite. Memories are not vivid recollections that are stored, but rather pieces of information that we must remember and piece together subconsciously. Often these pieces are interpreted, and our brain can fill in memories with information that we believe to be true – this leads to false memories. Our memories are fallible and what we may believe to be the truth can be the complete opposite.

Memories are not vivid recollection that are stored, but rather pieces of information that we must remember and piece together subconsciously. Often these pieces are interpreted, and our brain can fill in memories with information that we believe to be true – this leads to false memories. In a courtroom setting, experts should be present when witness testimonies are given, because testimonies are taken very seriously by jurors and mistaken reports are the leading cause of false imprisonment when it comes to eyewitness statements.