Memory and Reality

Friday, 13 February 2015: 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room LL20A (San Jose Convention Center)
Felipe de Brigard, Duke University , Durham, NC
How are the memory representations of perception and thought (imagination, dreams, fantasies) alike and how are they different? How are they discriminated, and why are they sometimes confused? What is the role of emotion in memory distortions? More generally, what is the relation between our attributions about the sources of memories, knowledge, and beliefs, and their actual origins?