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Faculty Lecture to Explore the Fallibility of Memory, Mar. 29

The fourth talk in the Winter 2012 Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Lecture Series will discuss “The Untruthful Power of Our Memories,” presented by Leanne Boucher, Ph.D., assistant professor in the college.

  • Thursday, Mar. 29
    Noon–1:00 p.m.
    Alvin Sherman Library | Room 2053

Abstract
While we’d all like to think that our memories are infallible, especially when our recollection of previous events seems so vivid, many studies have shown that memory recall is prone to error. This may be amusing when reminiscing about college or high school days with friends who remember a different version of events than you do. However, what about when other people’s memories determine the innocence or guilt of a person on trial? This presentation will discuss the validity of eyewitness testimony in the context of the fallibility of memory retrieval.

The Faculty Lecture Series draws from the knowledge and expertise of more than 120 full-time faculty members within the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. The Series explores the faculty’s diverse areas of interest in the arts, humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, and biological sciences. These talks are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jim Doan, Ph.D., at (954) 262-8207.