Witness for the Defense

Prof Elizabeth Loftus in conversation with Eryn Newman

Saturday 24 August 2019
11.30AM – 12.30PM
Theatre
National Library of Australia

Join world-renowned cognitive psychologist and American academic and author of Witness for the Defense Elizabeth Loftus in a not-to-be missed event as she talks about her groundbreaking research into the study of memory. When people witness a serious automobile accident, how accurate is their recollection of the facts? If a witness is questioned by a police officer, will the manner of questioning alter the representation of the memory? Can memories be supplemented with additional or false information? A rare moment with one of the leading experts on human memory. Eryn Newman is an ANU Lecturer in the Research School of Psychology.