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The Annual Jeeves Lecture 2019

Monday 11 March 2019

This event is will be held in on 29th of March at 3pm in the Buchanan Theatre, St Andrews.  It is free but ticketed. Please book your seats via the the Eventbrite page.

Abstract

For several decades, my research group has been busy tampering with people’s memories. Sometimes we change details of events that someone actually experienced. Other times we plant entire memories for events that never happened – “rich false memories Time and again, we have found that people can be led to falsely believe that they had experiences, some of which would have been emotional or traumatic had they actually happened. False memories, like true ones, also have consequences for people, affecting later thoughts, intentions, and behaviors. If false memories can be so readily planted in the mind, do we need to think about “regulating” this mind technology?