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A study suggests we’re all susceptible to false memories. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, focused on people with highly superior autobiographical memory (HSAM), who are able to recall highly specific facts about their lives, like what they ate for lunch, going all the way back to their childhood.

In one test, subjects were falsely told that news footage captured the plane crash of United 93 in Pennsylvania on September 11th, 2001. The researches found that when asked if they had seen the footage before, 20 percent of subjects with HSAM said they had, compared to 29 percent of people with normal memory. This correlates with other findings indicating that most people wrongfully convicted are convicted due to false eye witnesses. (1)

Do not trust your self. Do not trust your self. Do not trust your self! Let go of what you remember. What you have forgotten is more important!

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