How likely are you to believe you saw something that didn’t happen? Depends on the circumstances, of course.

The January 2009 issue of Psychological Science includes a study titled “Recalling a Witnessed Event Increases Eyewitness Suggestibility: The Reversed Testing Effect”. 

Studies have already shown that receiving misinformation about witnessed events prior to recall would

From an article in Science Daily detailing a University of Virginia study published in Psychonomic Bulletin and Review titled “I misremember it well: Why older adults are unreliable eyewitnesses”:

Dodson and U.Va. graduate student Lacy Krueger studied “suggestibility errors,” instances where people come to believe that a particular event occurred, when in fact,