The Myth of Repressed Memory: False Memories and Allegations of Sexual Abuse

The Myth of Repressed Memory: False Memories and Allegations of Sexual Abuse

Elizabeth Loftus, Katherine Ketcham


According to many scientific psychologists, while the brain is pressured to undergo a frightening event, it has the power to bury the total reminiscence of it so deeply in the subconscious that it will possibly basically be recalled within the type of a flashback caused by way of a sight, a scent, or a valid. certainly, therapists and legal professionals have created an in keeping with treating and litigating the situations of people that without warning declare to have "recovered" thoughts of every thing from baby abuse to murder.

This publication finds that regardless of many years of analysis, there's completely no managed medical help for the concept stories of trauma are oftentimes banished into the subconscious after which reliably recovered years later. because it isn't truly a sound mental phenomenon, the assumption of "recovered memory"--and the flow that has constructed along it--is therefore in the direction of a deadly fad or fashionable witch hunt.

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