Wednesday, 17 February 2016

The '90s called: they want their jargon back

Stop Calling It False Memory "Syndrome"

By Julia Shaw
Scientific American

I’m going to keep this public service announcement short because I don’t think this is complicated… although entire communities of lawyers, police, medical practitioners, and journalists seem to just not get it. Even Stephen Fry from one of my favorite nerdy TV shows, QI, got this wrong recently.

Here’s how it works; you just say “false memory”, without adding the “syndrome” part…