Sunday, December 6, 2009

Awareness test

Eyewitness testimony is notoriously unreliable, even though jurors will often give it credence. To find out something about your lying eyes, go here and take the awareness test.

1 comment:

Edith Ann said...

I have seen this before, and it always reminds me that we don't see everything we think we see.

The irony of this to me is that some of the largest studies on this topic were conducted using police officers. Using both real critical incidents as well as staged incidents, the overwhelming result is that even cops giving eyewitness accounts vary quite a bit in those recollections.

And cops are usually the first ones to gather info from 'eyewitnesses'.