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What are the reasons to misremember information?  

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Out of the four most salient reasons behind the failure to retrieve information, the particular act of "misremembering" is a result of reason number three of memory failure theory, which is "interference".

Interference happens in two ways: proactively and retroactively. Proactive interference occurs when you have difficulty putting information together due to previously-learned...

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