Psych M.D. - Source Amnesia

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Term: Source Amnesia
Definition (Myers): Attributing to the wrong source of an event that we have experienced, heard about, read about, or imagined. (Also called source misattribution.) Source Amnesia, along with misinformation effect, is at the heart of many false memories.
Definition (alternative): memory loss that makes it impossible to recall the origin of the memory of a given event. (answers.com)
Contextual explanation: So basically, source amnesia is where you hear information that is familiar and you have heard it before but you can not remember where you heard that information from. For example, you heard the stereotype that British people have bad teeth, but then you do not recall where you got your sources.
Related terms and concepts: Memory

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