Human Memory and the Law, Part 1 - 2013

March 13, 2014

In numerous legal cases, resolution of critical questions rests on an understanding of human cognition. For the past four decades, experimental psychologists have been testifying in court as expert witnesses who can educate juries about various aspects of how the human mind works. In this talk, Dr. Geoffrey Loftus explores the interplay between what we see, what we think we see and what actually happens. Using real court cases, Dr. Loftus outlines the pitfalls of relying on eyewitness testimony.

Geoffrey Loftus, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Washington