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The Mystery of Memory

The Urgent Need To Reform Police Collection Of Eyewitness Evidence

Tara Lai Quinlan | Posted 10.26.2013 | TED Weekends
Tara Lai Quinlan

Why then would police resist seemingly common sense reforms to eyewitness identification procedures? The issue has less to do with the sensibility of the measures themselves and more to do with the complex nature of policing culture.

We Are Naturally Bad Sleuths.. And Frequently Fail To Find The Truth

Mark Godsey | Posted 10.25.2013 | TED Weekends
Mark Godsey

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgHow could 10 witnesses have all said they were certain a defendant was the perpetrator of the crime, when DNA testing later proved that he was innocent?

Do We Own Our Memories?

Adam Kolber | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
Adam Kolber

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgAs we develop more effective ways to access and alter the memories of others, our memories start to seem less and less our own.

WATCH: Why Your Memories Can't Be Trusted

TEDTalks | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends