Friday, July 04, 2008

When your brain Lies to You

Even when a lie is presented with a disclaimer, people often later remember it as true. A brief review in the OpEd section of the NYTimes shows how a well documented feature of our memory, source amnesia, might lead 10 % of us to thinking that Barack Obama is a Muslim.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:55 AM

    Senator Obama does indeed seem to have "..source amnesia.." as from birth through early childhood, he practiced the Muslim faith with his father. I understand the source of his amnesia, as it nears election time. :-)

    Yet for the NY Times to suffer from "..source amnesia.." - indicates their unwillingness to print what is known as facts, and instead present the public with "..their version.." of reality.