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August 11 , 2010

Memory, Fear and Ghosts

A Scientific Analysis of Ghost Stories


Human memory has many characteristics, one of which is very little known. It is the ability of the mind to create external records under conditions of extreme stress. These records may be brief, episodic, or continuous over some period of time. They may reflect a single sensation, such as noise, or they may involve combinations of all the senses, including emotion. On the latter point, the emotional reactions of the originator of this memory event may influence or seem to be the emotions of the observer.

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