The magician can further influence future recollection by describing past events in a manner that will bias the reconstruction process. This is known in cognitive science as the 'misinformation effect' — that is, the tendency for misleading information presented after the event to reduce one's memory accuracy for the original event. This effect can even lead to the creation of a 'false memory' for events that never took place.
I've never understood why magicians don't rule the world, given their unique skills.
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