Neuroscience Shows It's Possible Brian Williams Really Could Have Misremembered

February 10, 2015 8:46 PM

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Brian Williams' future remains in limbo after the "NBC Nightly News" anchor falsified his account of a helicopter ride taken while reporting in Iraq in 2003. Critics are accusing the newsman of being an outright liar, but in a conversation with HuffPost Live on Tuesday, Dr. Stephen Lindsay, a professor of psychology at University of Victoria in Canada, explained how it's possible that Williams earnestly "misremembered," just as the veteran broadcaster is claiming.

"Memory, by its nature, is a very reconstructive process," Lindsay told host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani. "We often can recall a lot of details, but we often also have to fill in a lot of details. We draw on information from lots of sources and it all goes together, and often it's hard for us to sor...

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