How the Brain Lies and Misrepresents the "Real World"
Otto MacLin, Professor of Psychology at UNI, will discuss how the brain causes misperceptions, including errors in eye-witness identification, on Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 3:30-4:45 p.m. in the University Room in Maucker Union on the UNI campus.
Prof. MacLin provides workshops for jurors on the problems with eye-witness identification. Because of research across the country like Dr. MacLin's, the New Jersey Supreme Court last fall (2011), acknowledging a "troubling lack of reliability in eyewitness identifications," issued sweeping new rules for such evidence in criminal cases.
Event is free and open to the public.
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