Distortions in memory can extend beyond the intensity of the experience and impact the content of what is remembered. Memories of emotional experiences are often significantly different from what actually happened. Studies by Elizabeth Loftus: in many instances vivid memories of crime scenes turn out to be inaccurate, if unintentionally so. (LeDoux, Joseph. Synaptic Self. p 203. NY: Penguin Books, 2002.)

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