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Media Roots Radio- Wikileaks, Bradley Manning & False Memory Research

Media Roots Radio- Wikileaks, Bradley Manning, False Memories with Guest Researcher Steven Frenda by Media Roots

In this episode of Media Roots Radio, Robbie and Abby Martin discuss Wikileaks, Bradley Manning and the inhumane conditions of his detention. During the second half of the show, guest Steven Frenda talks about his studies and research in the field of human memory: manipulated and false memories, coerced confessions, and how they relate to the legal system.

How are we "meant" to recall 2001?

This is food for thought regarding how memories work and how they can also be easily planted. While I'll be the first to admit that source, cracked.com , isn't out to win a Pulitzer, it does make an interesting read if you want an brief intro into how a collective memory can be formed, and hints to why so many people may adamantly recall something totally different to what actually happened on 9/11/2001. (but please don't bash me for any childishness in this article)

The original link is http://www.cracked.com/article/127_5-ways-to-hack-your-brain-into-awesomeness_p2

Its found about mid-page and includes links which reference the noted experiments.

-Believe something that happened (that totally didn't)-

Stop for a moment and recall your fondest childhood memory. Or your worst. In either case, there's a really good chance that it's total bullshit.

Memory is a funny thing. Research has consistently found that our memories from when we were kids are either extremely inaccurate, or didn't happen at all. They are just elaborate constructions of a memory storage system that isn't very good at distinguishing real memories from fake ones.

Internet Candlelight Vigil For Dan Wallace on MySpace and 9/11 Forums

::In Memory of Dan Wallace::
One of our most prominate, courageous and dedicated young members of NY911Truth and CHANGE, Dan Wallace is no longer with us. Dan's father Robert Wallace gave his life on 9/11/01, leaving Dan with many unanswered questions about 9/11. Dan was an ardent activist who showed no fear when confronted by police at street actions at WTC Building 7 and at the New York Stock Exchange. Dan was an eloquent speaker, both on videos of the street actions and at St. Mark's Church, where he gave a moving ovation before a packed crowd in a recent Sunday night presentation. Dan Wallace, 23, was found dead early Monday morning in his bed. The exact cause of death is yet to be determined.

He was a young man of great conviction and conscience, and his heart was as big as his smile. Dan will be sorely missed by myself and the members of "We Are Change," as well as all of us in the New York 911 Truth organization. Our hearts go out to his family, especially his mother who must endure the deaths of a husband and child in the span of only a few years.