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Why Eyewitnesses Get It Wrong, by Scott Fraser, TED Talks


[interactive Transcript at http://tinyurl.com/l6fokjh.] -CCE

Scott Fraser studies how humans remember crimes — and bear witness to them. In this powerful talk, which focuses on a deadly shooting at sunset, he suggests that even close-up eyewitnesses to a crime can create ‘memories’ they could not have seen. Why? Because the brain abhors a vacuum. Editor’s note: In the original version of this talk, Scott Fraser misspoke about available footage of Two World Trade Center (Tower 2). The misstatement has been edited out for clarity.