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MEMORY. Understanding; a capacity to make contracts, a will, or to commit a crime, so far as intention is necessary.
     2. Memory is sometimes employed to express the capacity of the understanding, and sometimes its power; when we speak of a retentive memory, we use it in the former sense; when of a ready memory, in the latter. Shelf. on Lun. Intr. 29, 30.
     3. Memory, in another sense, is the reputation, good or bad, which a man leaves at his death. This memory, when good, is highly prized by the relations of the deceased, and it is therefore libelous to throw a shade over the memory of the dead, when the writing has a tendency to create a breach of the peace, by inciting the friends and relations of the deceased to avenge the insult offered to the family. 4 T. R. 126; 5 Co. R. 125; Hawk. b. 1, c. 73, s. 1.

MEMORY, TIME OF. According to the English common law, which has been altered by 2 & 3 Wm. IV., c. 71, the time of memory commenced from the reign of Richard the First, A. D. 1189. 2 Bl. Com. 31.
     2. But proof of a regular usage for twenty years, not explained or contradicted, is evidence upon which many public and private rights are held, and sufficient for a jury in finding the existence of an immemorial custom or prescription. 2 Saund. 175, a, d; Peake's Ev. 336; 2 Price's R. 450; 4 Price's R. 198.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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A semantic false memory, then, can be defined in terms of the preceding understanding of semantic relationships.
Anyway, the first exam on this study is an complete evidence of revising and identifying False memory. of course, this amount of revising is not just becase of "guess", in other word, the participation confirm that they never had heared the Non-presented items.
Pre-experimental knowledge plays a role in the DRM paradigm as the probability of producing a false memory is strongly related to the associative strength between the study item and the critical word (Roediger, Watson, McDermot, & Gallo, 2001).
For a legal system dependent on witness testimony--one that furthermore assumed a jury's ability to interpret this testimony--the possibility of false memory was a serious threat.
The finding of fewer sexual than nonsexual false memories suggests that researchers studying false memory need to be cautious when working with sexual stimuli.
It dissects the phenomenon of false memory, an area of study that mushroomed in the 1990s and has now taken front stage in explaining problems that infect the fact-finding process in our courtrooms.
THERE are now real fears that sex abuse victims - children or adults who were abused as children - will not be believed by anyone due to university "bofns" researching to prove that False Memory Syndrome exists.
Gardner, the creator of Scientific American's "Mathematical Games" column and author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, collects some of his published essays (and a few unpublished) on false memory syndrome, science and math, literature, and the works of L.