The neuroscience of memory: implications for the courtroom

@article{Lacy2013TheNO,
  title={The neuroscience of memory: implications for the courtroom},
  author={Joyce W. Lacy and Craig E. L. Stark},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  year={2013},
  volume={14},
  pages={649-658}
}
Although memory can be hazy at times, it is often assumed that memories of violent or otherwise stressful events are so well encoded that they are effectively indelible and that confidently retrieved memories are almost certainly accurate. However, findings from basic psychological research and neuroscience studies indicate that memory is a reconstructive process that is susceptible to distortion. In the courtroom, even minor memory distortions can have severe consequences that are partly… CONTINUE READING
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