Last night, at the Research School of Psychology Annual Lecture, Professor Elizabeth Loftus thrilled the audience at a packed Llewelyn Hall with her talk about 'The Fiction of Memory'.
The event began with a private reception during which students and staff presented posters of their research to other staff, students, visitors and family members. The reception also gave staff and students an exciting opportunity to mingle with Professor Loftus.
In the public lecture that followed, given to a sold out venue, Professor Loftus traversed the science of human memory, its malleability, and consequences for the criminal justice system and beyond.
The pubic lecture was recorded and can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9tlRQagO9w&feature=youtu.be
Distinguished Professor Elizabeth Loftus has spent her career uncovering the malleability of human memory. From eyewitness accounts to our own treasured autobiographical memories-Loftus' pioneering research has shown that memory can be full of fiction. Ranked as one of the top 100 most eminent psychologists of the 20th century, her research has changed criminal justice systems around the world and shaped the way psychologists, lawyers, and the general public think about human memory.
For more on the career of Distinguished Professor Loftus see the Nature profile on Loftus here: https://www.nature.com/news/evidence-based-justice-corrupted-memory-1.13543