Thursday, December 13, 2012

How fake images change our memory and behaviour

Doctored images emerged as Hurricane Sandy hit New York earlier this year. History shows this is far from the first time people have tried to manipulate our minds in this way. 

The year was a memorable one – looking back at the unforgettable images over the past 12 months, you might think of apocalyptic-looking clouds over Manhattan during Hurricane Sandy, or Mitt Romney’s children mistakenly standing in a line spelling out the word “MONEY”, or even the winning US Powerball lottery ticket that became the most shared picture on Facebook. There’s only one problem. All these images are fake.

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