Brian Williams and the false memory phenomenon

February 9, 2015 10:43 PM

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Brian Williams and the false memory phenomenon

The case of "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams -- under fire for allegedly fabricating a story about taking fire while covering the war in Iraq more than a decade ago -- raises intriguing questions about the nature and mystery of human memory.

Over the years, the 55-year-old broadcast veteran has told a shifting tale about being in a helicopter that was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade in 2003. It turns out his helicopter wasn't the one hit, and may have been an hour away at the time of the strike. When questioned last week by the milita...

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