- a recollection of early childhood that may be falsely recalled or
magnified in importance and that masks another memory of deep emotional
significance is of course bollocks. Social services and the police
frequently suggest scenarios to complainants to help them get a story to
the point where it may be believed. It does not help an innocent
man to prove his case where a so-called expert
is prepared to deceive the court (actually the Jury because the courts
are corrupt). Where the Sexual Offences Act 2003 denies any person
accused of a sex crime a fair hearing, we would have expected Sussex
police to instruct a genuine expert such as Elizabeth
Carter. But of course this force is known to be corrupt and working
District Council after refusing to investigate 12 complaints of malfeasance
in public office from the 1997 petition.
Melanie Liebenberg may have known the Community
Psychiatric Nurse (CPN) helping her daughter to fabricate a
believable story by hiding her work diary
in the loft of her house. This may have been on the suggestion of the
investigating officers including Gordon
Staker, James Hookway and Jo
Pinyoun, where it appears that they had read the defendant's dairies
and noticed that the CPN had urged her then fiancee to send her and her
Day cards, but that these were later used against him to gain a
conviction along with the junk science being put forward by Dr
Liebenberg. It is also highly suspicious to say the least, that
Dale and solicitor Timothy
Stirmey (Cramp & Co), failed to use the evidence of these
entries provided to them in a well
presented bundle - spelling rather more of a conspiracy than any
Jury could possibly have imagined.
memories are not real, they are implanted suggestions that a subject
merges with real memories to help them deal with traumatic experiences
Loftus tested the viability of memory hacking again when she asked study participants to share childhood memories. Once again, when Loftus prompted her participants to remember events that never occurred, the individuals responded by agreeing with her altered version of their own memories. In fact, they offered even more false information, claiming they could recall the names of stores, siblings, and other details who were with them when the fake memories "happened."
All of Loftus's work shows that not only our own minds are susceptible to a simple memory hack, but that implanting a story in another person's mind can lead them to build their own new, altered memories, overriding whatever it is that they actually recall.
According to a Psychology Today interview with Dr. Elizabeth Loftus, a psychologist from the University of California, Irvine, planting a faked memory or story in another's brain is all about the way you tell it.
Dr. Loftus has a reputation both as a forensic psychologist and a controversial memory implanter. In her years of research, Loftus has worked to understand how memories can change in others' brains—and she's implanted her fair share of not-so-credible memories.
In one experiment, Loftus tested the credibility of eyewitness accounts in car accidents. When study participants were asked to recount exactly what they'd seen take place, they offered details as best they could, some vague and some more specific. Yet when Loftus prompted these same individuals, asking them if they saw either "a" broken headlight or "the" broken headlight on one of the vehicles involved, those who heard the word "the" changed their story, admitting that they remembered "the" broken headlight. However, no broken headlight existed.
Why, with all of their precious memories and stockpiles of information, are our brains so easy to hack? With the slightest suggestion, our memories no longer become our own but rather ones we've created based on others' suggestions.
The answer lies in what Dr. Loftus calls the misinformation paradigm. It connects back to Lehrer's point: we don't want to appear as though we're socially inept. We're willing to fudge our memories and make them more exciting to appeal to social groups, and we're equally concerned about being proved wrong.
No one wants to be called out for a weak memory, or forgetting the details of a standout event. So, in turn, when another person suggests things didn't quite happen as we remember, we're willing to shift our memory to suit
theirs - all in the name of social acceptance.
It sounds mean to mess with your friends' minds and implant completely false memories of situations that may never have occurred. But what if your memory tweaks had the potential to do good?
Loftus argues that there are ways to use false memory implantation for good. When parents crafted lies to keep their children from eating ice cream, telling the kids that they were incredibly sick each time they ingested the treat, over time the children developed a distaste for the
sweet and they ended up losing weight.
Though you may not be attempting to convince your friend to stick to their diet, you can use your memory-changing powers for good. Instead of hacking their brain to get what you want, try implanting false memories that will help them.
Or better still, just leave them alone to get professional help.
For example, remind your best friend just how much they fought with their ex each time they're tempted to contact them; or mention how disgusting they found a former roommate's laundry habits to be (even if they weren't) when they're considering moving back in with someone they can't stand. Use your own brain power to better another's choices, and you won't feel so guilty.
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SERVANTS INVESTIGATED FOR POSSIBLE ISSUES 1983 TO 2018
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Charmain - Ditto - Arnold
Chris (Christine) - Barakchizadeh
Lesley - Paul Barker - Bending
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Clifford - Brigginshaw
Marina - Brown
Ashley - Coffey
Patrick - Douglas
Dowsett Timothy - Flemming
Mike - Forder Ralph - Garrett
Martyn - Goodwin Daniel
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Mileman Niall - Moon
Craig - Moss Douglas, J. - Nuttall
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David - Scarpa
Victorio - Scott
Kevin Stewart - Wakeford
Michael. - Whibley David - White,
George - Williams
Kelvin - Wilson Kenneth - White
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