UFO Conjecture(s)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Memory Distortion

Bryan Sentes, an occasional visitor here and Facebook friend, provided his FB followers with an article about memory distortion that occurs each time a memory is recalled.

That is, each time a memory is recalled, it is altered; it changes.

This goes to our ongoing plaint about Roswell witness recalls or memory recollections.

Click HERE for Bryan's link.


  • "For the study, people were asked to recall the location of objects on a grid in three sessions over three consecutive days. On the first day during a two-hour session, participants learned a series of 180 unique object-location associations on a computer screen. The next day in session two, participants were given a recall test in which they viewed a subset of those objects individually in a central location on the grid and were asked to move them to their original location. Then the following day in session three, participants returned for a final recall test."

    Doesn't read to me like the experiment provided a visceral enough experience to the participants for such strong conclusions. It's like asking someone to remember which moves were made during a chess or tic-tac-toe game. Putting it bluntly, who cares? Such an experience isn't going to have a strong enough impact to generate an accurate memory that sticks.

    By Blogger Frank Stalter, at Thursday, September 20, 2012  

  • It's the essence of the protocols, Frank, that matter.

    Not the scenario as such.

    But you make a valid point.

    A UFO or Roswell incident would seem to embed itself in the memory much more so than the elements used in the experiment outlined.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, September 20, 2012  

  • Perhaps the useful essence of the experiment is that it reveals uncertainty and gaps in the memory processes that is later filled in by suggestion, inferences, even the internal creation of outcomes that bridge these gaps by imaging what occurred..an unintentional fabrication. If you cannot recall an incident, and someone associated with it says this or that occurred, perhaps you would tend to believe that that version is a accurate rendering of what happened. False memories are a whole field of neurology.There are other issues as well. Of course this is why criminologists like material evidence. How accurately can we recall incidents that are thirty, forty, fifty years ago ( even if they impressed themselves) as comparable Roswell? It's just another of the many swiss cheese breaches in the Roswell "religion".

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Friday, September 21, 2012  

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