Human Memory and the Law, Part 2 - 2013

November 27, 2013

The human memory is less fixed and more fluid than previously thought. Dr. Elizabeth Loftus profiles some high level memory missteps and highlights how memories can be changed or created. Recognizing the malleable nature of memory, Dr. Loftus shows us how easy it is to create a false memory and how hard it is for someone to let it go. A frequent expert witness, Dr. Loftus is called to provide scientific information to assist a jury in their job of arriving at a verdict.

Elizabeth Loftus, Distinguished Professor of Social Ecology, Professor of Law, and of Cognitive Science, University of California, Irvine