The problem with eyewitness testimony

“The brain abhors a vacuum. Under the best of observation conditions, we only detect encode and store in our brains bits and pieces of an experience.” The brain fills in the rest. We are worse at guessing the details than we usually think. And jurors trust eyewitness testimony more than most other facts.

If the video below does not work, then try: Scott Fraser: The problem with eyewitness testimony.

from Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric v4

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