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2010-06-11 01:12:20

When children report about an event they can be highly accurate.

2009-10-15 10:54:53

Two Kansas State University psychology researchers have found that although central vision allows our eyes to discern the details of a scene, our peripheral vision is most important for telling us what type of scene we're looking at in the first place, such as whether it is a street, a mountain or a kitchen.

2009-04-03 17:49:00

Science Matters Program Explores the Accuracy of Eyewitness Testimony Presented by the California Science Center LOS ANGELES, April 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Science Center's Science Matters speakers program will investigate methods in our legal system with "Eyewitness Testimony: Perception and Memory on Trial" on Saturday, April 18, 2009, from 1:00 p.m.

2009-01-29 09:41:57

Eyewitness testimony is a crucial part of many criminal trials even though research increasingly suggests that it may not be as accurate as we (and many lawyers) would like it to be.


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