Cryptomnesia makes us accidental plagiarists

We know that people make up false memories if prompted. But since our brain never stops being a jerk, we can also convert real memories into things we believe we imagined. Cryptomnesia can strike via our own memories, or our memories of things that others tell us. One of the most famous cases of cryptomnesia… » 5/10/13 8:00am 5/10/13 8:00am

If You Can Read This, You Might Be An Alien Abductee

Click to viewA few days ago, the Weird Universe blog dug up a 1993 report on a UFO abduction survey, investigated by sociology professor Ted Goertzel at Rutgers University. The report was checking into a previous study's claim that 3.7 million Americans were suffering from "UFO abduction syndrome." While the Goertzel… » 7/13/08 4:00pm 7/13/08 4:00pm