Our latest Freakonomics Radio on Marketplace podcast is called “Sure, I Remember That.” … It’s about false memory, particularly in the political realm, and how we are more capable of “remembering” an event that never happened if the event happens to synch up with our political ideology.
The piece is based on a fascinating new paper, “False Memories of Fabricated Political Events,” by Steven J. Frenda, Eric D. Knowles, William Saletan, and Elizabeth Loftus. It grew out of a great experiment conducted by Slate, in which people saw four photographs of political events, three of them real pictures and one that had been doctored. [cont.]
Stephen J. Dubner, Freakonomics