Forthcoming Event: The Fascinating Phenomenon Of False Memories

October 30, 2016

We are all subject to false memories, but some can be dangerous. False memories can lead to wrongful allegations of sexual abuse. In such cases, particularly when they are historical, the outcome can depend on whose account is the most credible to the jury. Someone with a false memory won’t know it is false and would believe they were telling the truth and could appear to be a credible witness. Memory science is vital knowledge to all in the criminal justice system, and this knowledge will help to prevent miscarriages of justice.



Do you have a ‘memory’ of something that actually didn’t happen? Something impossible, that you couldn’t have experienced, yet feels like a real memory?! Ever wondered why?!

The Forensic Psychology Unit at Goldsmiths University brings together four world-leading experts, including Distinguished Professor Elizabeth Loftus, to discuss the fascinating phenomenon of false memories: What are they? What are the implications of developing a false memory? Is it ethical to implant false memories to help people live a better life?

Join Elizabeth Loftus, Chris French, Rob Nash, and Kim Wade as they address these questions and many more, as well as taking questions from the audience.


Event Details

Venue – Lecture theatre LG02, Professor Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths University of London, New Cross.

Date – Friday, November 18th

Time – 7.00pm – 9.00pm

General Admission Price: £5 (excl. booking fee)

Once tickets have been confirmed we’ll be in touch with information about how to find us, and an invitation to submit your question/s.


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