09 April 2009

What really happened?

Our memories are remarkably open to manipulation, something which may compromise a lot of eye witness testimony, researchers say.

You are 100% sure Max wasn't there that day 10 years ago when you almost drowned in the ocean. Your partner is equally sure he was.

What the eye witness saw
In a recent study reported in the journal Psychological Science, researchers tested how easily eyewitnesses could be made to change their minds about their memory of the crime.


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