False memories, nonbelieved memories, and the unresolved primacy of communication

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Mahr and Csibra make a compelling case for a communicative function of episodic remembering, but a less compelling case that this is its primary function. Questions arise on whether confirming their predictions would support their account sufficiently, on the communicative function of preserving rich nonbelieved memories, and on the epistemic benefits of developing false memories via the acceptance of misinformation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue numbere25
Early online date22 Jan 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018

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This article has been published in a revised form in Behavioral and Brain Sciences
https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X17001455. This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works. © copyright holder.


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