Everyday Neuro 010: Distortions of Memory - Truth, Lies and Eyewitness Testimony
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In this episode, I invite you to take part in tasks to help illustrate the use of schemas that help guide our memory and how such energy saving ‘short-cuts’ by our brain can lead to distortions in recollection. I talk about the misbeliefs we have about our own memory abilities and reasons these occur. In the final part of the episode, I discuss the rise in interest in true crime and eyewitness testimony, how errors occur and why this is an area of controversy in the study of memory.
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