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Identifying the Culprit

Thomas Albright

Thomas Albright

What can neuroscience tell us about the reliability (or unreliability) of eyewitness testimony in police line-ups? Salk brain researcher Thomas Albright recently co-chaired a National Academy of Sciences committee that investigated this very question. The group proposed best-practices in law enforcement to help address the limits of human vision and memory in eyewitness testimony.