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Head of the Week Can we trust our memories? An interview with Julia Shaw

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Anyone who thinks they are perfect in their memory has not heard of the forensic psychologist. She researches false memories and speaks in an interview about crimes that never happened and the beauty of the present

Julian Rüter
06/18/2017 | As of June 16, 2017, 9:24 p.m.

After hearing this woman's science, some people can't get it out of their heads. Julia Shaw (30) is a forensic psychologist and one of the world's leading researchers in the field of false memories. For a study, she implanted test subjects' beliefs that they had committed a crime in just three sessions, even though it never existed. Because of such research successes in memory transformation, she prefers to enjoy the present rather than the past.

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