Author: CSEL

CSEL

CSEL

The Centre for the Study of Emotion and Law undertakes and disseminates high quality psychological research to help inform and underpin legal decision making. Check us out at http://pc.rhul.ac.uk/sites/csel/.

“I’ll never forget that day” We tend to believe that the more important an experience, the more likely it is that it will be ‘engraved’ on the brain. In the asylum system, this is maintained by decision makers who maintain the belief that a genuine victim of trauma will be...

21st June 2016
BY CSEL

Why do we think this? There’s an English phrase – “to keep your story straight”. If you can’t do this, the saying goes, you’re making it up. We used to think that memory was like taking a photograph, or a video-recording of an event. What does the research show? Memories...

23rd February 2016
BY CSEL
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