Memory expert Elizabeth Loftus in the news.

Elizabeth Loftus, a founding member of the controversial “False Memory Syndrome Foundation”, has been retained by the defense in the case against Vice President Cheney’s top aide “Scooter” Libby. The defense wants to admit her testimony in order to educate the court regarding “how memory works and why it fails” at Libby’s trial on charges of making false statements to federal investigators. More information regarding Loftus’ controversial background, testimony and the limitations of her research, can be found in our analysis of Taus v. Loftus.

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