Psychology & Psychiatry

Eyewitnesses' memories darken skin color

Eyewitnesses remember the faces of black suspects less accurately in drive-by shootings than they do in serial killings.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Vagaries of memory mean eyewitness testimony isn't perfect

Twenty eyewitnesses testified before the grand jury investigating the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. None of these accounts is fully consistent with any other. Moreover, eyewitnesses even gave accounts ...

Neuroscience

If you can remember it, you can remember it wrong

(Medical Xpress)—Native peoples in regions where cameras are uncommon sometimes react with caution when their picture is taken. The fear that something must have been stolen from them to create the photo is often inescapable. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Exploring the science and nuance of facial perception

Professor Alexander Todorov showed the students in his freshman seminar a series of images of the same blurry face -- with the hint that it was a non-American political leader -- as it would appear from 200, 100 and 50 meters. ...

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