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  • National survey reveals widespread mistaken beliefs about memory

    "People tend to place greater faith in the accuracy, completeness and vividness of their memories than they probably should," said University of Illinois psychology professor Daniel Simons, who led the study with his colleague, Christopher Chabris.

    "People tend to place greater faith in the accuracy, completeness and vividness of their memories than they probably should," said University of Illinois psychology professor Daniel Simons, who led the study with his colleague, Christopher Chabris.

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      "People tend to place greater faith in the accuracy, completeness and vividness of their memories than they probably should," said University of Illinois psychology professor Daniel Simons, who led the study with his colleague, Christopher Chabris.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      Union College psychology professor Christopher Chabris is co-author of a study that examined people's beliefs about memory.

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      The survey evaluated the views of a representative sample of the U.S. population. A majority of respondents agreed with six memory myths.

      Graphic by Daniel Simons

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