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Playing memory games on this week’s TED Radio HourPlaying memory games on this week’s TED Radio Hour

Posted By Shirin Samimi-Moore

How do you keep memories? And how much can you trust those preservations? This week’s TED Radio Hour, “Memory Games,” looks at recollections versus actual experiences, sorts through our tendency to create false memories, and unpacks how we can actually enhance our ability to remember. Forensic psychologist Scott Fraser starts the hour. He is the […]

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6 talks on the phenomena behind wrongful convictions6 talks on the phenomena behind wrongful convictions

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

In courtrooms, eyewitness testimony is considered extremely powerful. But should it be? At TEDxUSC, forensic psychologist Scott Fraser explains why, even when witnesses feel sure they are telling a true story, or making the right identification, their minds could be playing tricks on them — filling in blanks in traumatic memories with erroneous information. Fraser […]