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Understanding Eyewitness Memory: Theory and Applications

Sean M. Lane and Kate A. Houston


To greater and lesser degrees, we rely on our memories to give us an accurate portrayal of the past. The potential consequences of failing to live up to this ideal are minimal in many circumstances but can become critical in others, such as remembering a crime that one has witnessed. How can we discriminate between memories that are an accurate reflection of a prior experience and those that are not? This book attempts to answer this question by considering basic behavioral and neuroscientific research on perception and memory and its relevance for understanding how errors might occur when rem ... More

Keywords: Eyewitness testimony, Memory, Executive processes, Metacognition, Source monitoring

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781479842513
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479842513.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sean M. Lane, author
University of Alabama in Huntsville

Kate A. Houston, author
Texas A&M International University