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False memory syndrome

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False memory syndrome is a medical condition where the memory of a person does not match what actually happened. People with this condition believe their memories, they are usually not aware that the memories may be incorrect. People with the condition often witnessed a traumatic event: In order to cope, people "invent" new memories. Emil Kraepelin, a German psychiatrist, talked about memory falsification, in 1886.[1]

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  1. Jan Dirk Blom (2010). A Dictionary of Hallucinations. Springer. pp. 320. ISBN 978-1-4419-1223-7.