The left isn’t gong to like this, but in 1997 The New York Times published the findings of a study that found hypnosis could cause false memories: “HYPNOSIS, even self-hypnosis, can sometimes result in the creation of false memories — the belief that something happened even though it never did. A psychologist at Ohio State University in Lima and fellow researchers found that even when people were warned about the possibility of acquiring pseudo-memories under hypnosis, more than a quarter of them did anyway.”
(Lisa Payne-Naeger – Conservative Tribune) Trauma is a terrible thing. It can be devastating and its effects should never be played down in the public mind.
However the phenomena of introducing false memories, or manipulating memories of those who have experienced trauma, is a subject that has been treated with kid gloves in the mental health field for decades.
Fast forward to present day and the Senate Judiciary Committee’s increasingly uglyconfirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The news cycle has focused on nothing else but Christine Blasey Ford and her accusations that a young Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party during their high school years.
That’s how she remembers it, or so she said to Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.