Welcome to Gravesend Skeptics in the Pub - the pub skeptics who meet in a tea-room on the third Wednesday of every month.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. when drinks and cakes will be available. Talks start at 7:45 p.m.
Everyone is welcome. Usually there's no need to book but check individual events as occasionally booking is necessary. Talks are generally suitable for an audience aged 16 and over.
The cost is a donation of £2 per head towards the speaker's expenses.
Can we believe your eyes?
Wednesday, December 16 2015 at 7:30PM
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No. 84 Tea Room and Eatery
84 Parrock Road
Dr Fiona Gabbert
What's the talk about?
Eyewitness evidence is often crucial in a criminal investigation; it can help provide leads at the beginning of a case, and plays a role in legal decision making at the end of a case. How reliable is eyewitness memory?! What kinds of things make it more (or less) reliable? What are the implications if an eyewitness makes a mistake? What can researchers do to help avoid mistakes being made?
Fiona Gabbert is a Professor of Applied Psychology, and Director of the Forensic Psychology Unit at Goldsmiths University of London. Her interests focus on the strengths and weaknesses of human memory. She has an international reputation for her research in the fields of suggestibility of memory and evidence-based investigative interviewing, where she seeks to develop innovative ways to improve the usability, credibility, and reliability of evidence from eyewitnesses.