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Sunday, October 24, 2004

Imagine This

More empirical support that language can undermine your brain:

Many of the visual images that the subjects were asked to imagine were later misremembered as actually having been seen.


"In the case of the false remembering emphasized here, the false memories were created when vivid visual imagery was engaged and a mental image was produced," Paller said. "These mental images left a trace in the brain that was later mistaken for the trace that would have been produced had that object actually been seen."

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