Can You Really Trust Your Memories?

March 22, 2017

Have you ever been talking to a friend or family member and realized you had slightly different memories of the same event? Or have you ever made a claim in a conversation that you were certain were true and then later encountered facts that disproved your belief? Elizabeth Loftus can tell you a little bit about what’s going on.

Dr. Loftus is a cognitive psychologist who has conducted extensive research on human memory. She is well known for her groundbreaking work on the “misinformation effect” and has been asked to share her expertise in legal cases including those of O.J. Simpson, Oliver North, Ted Bundy, the Menendez Brothers, Michael Jackson, Marth Stewart, and Lewis “Scooter” Libby.

The Review of General Psychology’s named her as the highest ranking woman on their list of the 100 most influential psychological researchers of the 20th century.

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