Recovered Memory

September 08, 2004

Recent studies have shown that it's possible to make people believe they have had experiences they didn't have. They can also be led to believe that these experiences were extremely traumatic—or they would have been, if they had happened. Today on Focus, we're joined by well-known memory researcher Elizabeth Loftus from the University of California at Irvine. We'll talk about her work and review some of the controversy over recovered memories.

Guest: Elizabeth Loftus (Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California - Irvine)