Memory Errors in Real Life

Memory Errors in Real Life

Read the “Adaptive Constructive Processes and the Future of Memory” and “Creating False Memories” articles, which offer an overview of memory errors and their origins. Keep in mind that your textbook is another valuable source of information regarding memory errors. Select a case mentioned in a news article where memory errors have been known or can be assumed to have occurred (e.g., eyewitness testimony, instances of recovered memories of traumatic experiences, etc.). Describe the main features of the errors, their consequences, and their possible sources (i.e., what are the features of human memory that make the errors possible?).