Reconstruction of automobile destruction

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Reconstruction of automobile destruction was a psychological study carried out by Elizabeth Loftus and John Palmer in 1974.[1] The aim of the study was to investigate whether or not an eye witness's memory can be altered by information supplied to them after an event. Previous studies had established that memories were not necessarily accurate representations of actual events but were actually constructed using past experiences and other manipulations.

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  1. ^ Loftus, EF; Palmer JC (1974). "Reconstruction of Automobile Destruction : An Example of the Interaction Between Language and Memory" (pdf). Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior 13: 585–9. doi:10.1016/S0022-5371(74)80011-3.