Asparagus, a Love Story: Healthier Eating Could Be a False Memory Away

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Asparagus, a Love Story: Healthier Eating Could Be a False Memory Away Utshav Tiwari East Central University Asparagus, a Love Story: Healthier Eating Could Be Just a False Memory Away Summary The article is about false memory. The researchers are trying to find out the effect of planting positive false memory in an individual. The authors of the article are; Cara Laney from University of Leicester, Erin K. Morris from University of California, Irvine, Daniel M. Bernstein from Kwantlen University College and University of Washington, Briana M. Wakefield from University of…show more content…
So with the idea of finding what influence a positive false belief had on people the researchers conducted the experiment. Also this finding of false positive belief would have a positive influence in a person behavior would have both theoretical and practical significance. It would demonstrate that it is possible to plant false positive memories in people and also it could conceivably aid in clinical treatment of certain disease (e.g. generalized anxiety phobia). While conducting the research the researchers did two experiment. In both the experiment the researchers subjected undergraduates of two different university each time. The students received course credit for their time in both the experiments. The researchers wanted to see if they could implant false positive belief in the subjects regarding a specific food item (asparagus) as children. Asparagus was chosen as a food item because it is a healthy vegetable with rather sophisticated taste, and so many most children would not like it immediately. In experiment 1 the researchers wanted to see if they were able to plant false belief about asparagus in the subject and see if the false belief had effects on the subjects later such as increased likeliness towards asparagus, willingness to eat asparagus in a restaurant setting and also memory or belief of the people eating asparagus as children. After experiment 1 was conducted, researchers wanted to know if the pictures of the asparagus seemed more appetizing or

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