Psychology & Psychiatry

Video blinds us to the evidence, study finds

Where people look when watching video evidence varies wildly and has profound consequences for bias in legal punishment decisions, a team of researchers at New York University and Yale Law School has found. This study raises ...

Genetics

French police confounded by twins' DNA in rapes case

French police investigating a series of rapes in the southern city of Marseille are confounded after tracing DNA evidence to a set of twins but not knowing which one may be to blame.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Fake video dramatically alters eyewitness accounts

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the have found that fake video evidence can dramatically alter people's perceptions of events, even convincing them to testify as an eyewitness to an event that never happened.