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One thought on “Eyewitness testimony and the failings of memory

  1. Oh this is interesting. For anyone who has sat down to write their memories and then gone to family and friends to have them recall the same event, you will no doubt noticed the discrepancies. Two people in the same place experiencing the same thing can and will relate two different versions of that story. Our memories are real but very subjective, tainted by time and emotion. Nevertheless, they are our own reality and that is all we have to work with. So write your memories and add a disclaimer, that here you write according to your best ability to remember and that others may recall the incident differently but this is your story and this is how you see it. Or words to that affect ^_^ Let them write their own story!