Watch the 17 minute TED Talk from one of the most well known and highly regarded scientists who study false memory, Elizabeth Loftus. The video can be accessed by clicking on the following link: https://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_loftus_the_fiction_of_memory (opens in a new window).
In your initial post, thoroughly discuss the following:
Define “false memories”.
Now, create a guide/handout to be distributed to judges and jurors who will be deciding cases based on an eyewitnesses testimony and memory. You should include the following in your guide:
At least 3 ways memory can be contaminated.
Ways in which memory can be improved.
What should the judges and jurors be careful to do?
Should law enforcement also be provided this guide/handout/training? Why or why not?