Memory researchers have studied the ways that a witness’ memory can be protected against forgetting and memory distortion. One of the best ways to do this is to give witnesses an opportunity to provide a comprehensive account at the earliest possible time.
“Not only do we forget things very quickly, our memories are vulnerable to distortion, so they change over time. We want memory captured as soon as possible after an incident.” – Helen Paterson a Senior Lecturer at The University of Sydney joined Darren and Sue on Weekend Wakeup.
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