MEMORY ILLUSION

defines the process where a memory or event becomes distorted and the person will then remember something that never actually happened in order to fill any gaps.

MEMORY ILLUSION: "When recalling a memory, any distortion or change to the details are called memory illusions."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "MEMORY ILLUSION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/memory-illusion/ (accessed June 26, 2017).
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