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(p. 63) The recovered memories debate: a cognitive neuroscience perspective 

(p. 63) The recovered memories debate: a cognitive neuroscience perspective
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(p. 63) The recovered memories debate: a cognitive neuroscience perspective
Author(s):

Daniel L. Schacter

, Kenneth A. Norman

, and Wilma Koutstaal

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780198523864.003.0004
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date: 20 September 2017

This chapter considers the recovered memories debate from a cognitive neuroscience perspective. It explores three areas of questioning on issue of’forgetting’, issue of ‘distortion’, and the relation between recovered memories of actualabuse and illusory memories of abuse. For each area, the chapter summarizes the state of knowledge regarding memoriesof childhood sexual abuse. It also broadens the frame of analysis toconsider relevant evidence from other areas of research, including clinicalobservations of traumatic memory as well as current cognitive psychologyand cognitive neuroscience.

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