Elizabeth Loftus Receives 2010 AAAS Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award

False Memory Investigator Elizabeth Loftus Receives 2010 AAAS Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award

“The 2010 AAAS Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award honors “false memory” investigator Elizabeth Loftus of the University of California, Irvine. Loftus is “an ideal example of a scientist who is distinguished for both advancing science and applying it to make critical contributions to society,” the association said.

Specifically, she was honored “for the profound impact that her pioneering research on human memory has had on the administration of justice in the United States and abroad,” the award committee said.

Loftus, who serves as distinguished professor of social ecology and professor of law and cognitive science at UC Irvine, demonstrated that memories can be implanted or manipulated by a variety of means, the committee concluded.” Retrieved 4/5/11.  Full Story: Loftus Scientific Award 2011

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  1. There is a science of memory. And, my friends, it is not recovering pristine decade-delayed events.

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