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Brain and Mental Performance

False memories have characteristic brain activity

14 years, 9 months ago

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Posted on Nov 11, 2003, 3 p.m. By Bill Freeman

The New Scientist reports one more significant advance in understanding the brain. A study has revealed characteristic activity in the brain that predicts whether a memory is accurate or false. The difference occurs at the time of recall, suggesting that a test for false memory might one day be possible.

The New Scientist reports one more significant advance in understanding the brain. A study has revealed characteristic activity in the brain that predicts whether a memory is accurate or false. The difference occurs at the time of recall, suggesting that a test for false memory might one day be possible. The outcome would be similar to that described in J. Halperin's The Truth Machine: "Violent crime is the number one political issue in America. Now, the Swift and Sure Anti-Crime...

Source: http://www.transhumanism.com/news_comments.php?id=999_0_2_0_C

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