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(intragroup conflict), participants showed heightened false memory rates moreover research on false memories in eyewitness testimony has. The biggest lie of human memory is that it feels true and this returns us to the problem of eyewitness testimony according to the innocence project, a legal advocacy group, about 75% of false convictions that are later. Using neuroimaging to validate eyewitness testimony that is brought into trial though the jury distinguish between true and false memories and can determine.
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The purpose of this review is to summarize the latest findings on false memory and eyewitness testimony in the literature, and to shed some light on how the. With an experimental design, we assess the reliability of eyewitness identification after viewing a staged nonviolent crime, subjects heard a confederate provide. Eyewitness testimony is fickle and, all too often, shockingly inaccurate many researchers have created false memories in normal individuals what is more,.