The misinformation effect: The cognitive bias that changes your memories of events. ￼
There are a few moments in history when everyone can remember where they were. The first moon landing The Fall of the Berlin wall The attack on the twin towers But your memory of these events may be less reliable than you think due to a cognitive bias. Introducing the misinformation effect The misinformation effect […]
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