By MRCTV, Special for USDR.
Media are scrambling to find a scientific reason to let discredited NBC anchor Brian Williams off the hook for his false claim he was in a helicopter that was shot down in Iraq.
Here are some of the theories they’ve put forth to blame his falsehood on neurology, instead of a willful attempt to deceive:
- The New York Times argues that Brian fell victim to “the nature of memory” by making multiple “1% enhancements” over time that ultimately resulted in a very different story.
- CNN posted a commentary by Dr. Ford Vox to suggest that Williams tricked himself into a false memory due to “cell division errors.”
- PBS also points to a Feb. 4 piece in The New Yorker boldly titled, “You Have No Idea What Happened” to blame Brian’s hippocampus for altering his memory.
- L.A. Times cites a memory researcher to suggest Williams was “convinced of these made-up memories through the power of suggestion.”
See full post: http://www.mrctv.org/blog/brians-brain-blame-science-rescue
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