False Memories

I subscribed to a bunch of science blogs a while back and there are at least 3 a day that are so fascinating that I want to blog about them. I have a huge backlog already. The only solution is to just blog. Here goes.

These guys at Cognitive Daily examine a study into the effects of Identikit photos on memory. Go read their blog to get the full story but here’s the punchline for the lazy among you.

The people in the study who put together composite photos were much less likely to pick out the ‘right guy’ from a simulated police line up than those who relied on memory alone. And when I say ‘much’, I mean ‘much’.

Line Up Data

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