Memory and eyewitness testimony: The distortion of public perception of the plausibility of false recall.

Introduction The phenomena of distorted recall can be academically exciting and socially fascinating; however, in a court of law, where memory and testimony are offered where life itself might hang in the balance, public perceptions of this gold standard are highly inaccurate. And while eyewitness testimony has historically been among the most convincing and damning …

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