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Faking Your Memories (with Dr. Elizabeth Loftus)

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How reliable is our memory? Can fake memories be planted through suggestion? Cognitive psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Loftus is an expert on memory who has served as an expert witness or consultant in hundreds of memory-related cases, including the famous McMartin preschool trial, the Rodney King trial, litigation involving Michael Jackson, Martha Stewart and others.  She joins Seth Andrews for an exploration of memory and the human brain.

Dr. Loftus' TED Talk: https://youtu.be/PB2OegI6wvI
Dr. Loftus' page at the University of California, Irvine:  http://www.law.uci.edu/faculty/full-time/loftus/

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