Wired magazine has recently published an article on how memory research can be applied to criminal cases to distinguish between reliable and non-reliable memories.
Falsely Accused Carers and Teachers (FACT) have published their latest newsletter, which includes several interesting articles on false memory.
An official report for Wiltshire Police drawn up by criminologist Dr Rachel Hoskins concluded that the ‘Heath Inquiry, like the Westminster VIP Inquiry, rests on an over-active imagination.’
Leading psychologist, Elizabeth Loftus, has been awarded the 2016 John Maddox Prize for pursuing sound science in the public interest, whilst facing hostility from those who opposed her research.
Overview Do you have a ‘memory’ of something that actually didn’t happen? Something impossible, that you couldn’t have experienced, yet feels like a real memory?! Ever wondered why?!
A hard hitting article from Liberation, published on 23 August. The article has been translated from the original French. The police have concluded that monetary fraud was an an important motive behind the therapist’s behaviour.
The case against therapist Anne Craig continues. Victoria Cayzer was first treated by Anne Craig in 2010, when she was 21, and has continued her relationship with the therapist ever since.
File on 4 (BBC Radio 4, 19 July 2016). Dozens of people who were child patients at a psychiatric hospital in the 1960s and ’70s claim they were experimented on with a so-called truth serum. It has left them with disturbing memories and troubling questions.
Further action has been taken relating to the work of the therapist Anne Craig.
Are Childhood Memories Reliable? Is it possible that some of our most cherished memories are not exactly what they seem? In a new book called ‘The Memory Illusion: Remembering, Forgetting, And The Science Of False Memory’, Dr Julia Shaw claims that far more of our memories may be fabrications than…