When our memories and beliefs conflict

Most of the time our autobiographical memories and beliefs match up - we remember last week's journey to a conference and believe that journey really took place. Other times, we believe an event happened but our memory of it eludes us.

A study reported on our Research Digest examines the rarer reverse scenario, in which we have what feels like a memory for an event, but we know (or believe) that the event never happened.

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