Elizabeth Loftus

loftus-1Elizabeth Loftus is one of the nation’s leading experts on memory. Her experiments reveal how memories can be changed by things that we are told. Facts, ideas, suggestions and other post-event information can modify our memories. The legal field, so reliant on memories, has been a significant application of the memory research. Loftus is also interested in psychology and law, more generally. Prof. Loftus is one of the nation’s leading experts on memory. She has been an expert witness or consultant in hundreds of cases, including the McMartin preschool molestation case, the trial of Oliver North, the trial of the officers accused in the Rodney King beating, and litigation involving Michael Jackson, Martha Stewart, Scooter Libby and the Duke University Lacrosse players.

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Dr. Loftus’ interests: memory, false memory, psychology, law

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Dr. Loftus in the News

11/2016 – ‘We can’t let the bullies win’: Elizabeth Loftus awarded 2016 John Maddox PrizeFeaturing Elizabeth Loftus

11/2016 – Pioneer in understanding of human memory, Professor Elizabeth Loftus, awarded the 2016 John Maddox Prize for Standing up for ScienceFeaturing Elizabeth Loftus

11/2016 – AAAS Board Member Elizabeth Loftus Received Maddox PrizeFeaturing Elizabeth Loftus

06/2013 – How reliable is your memory? TED talk – Featuring Elizabeth Loftus’ research

05/2013 – Trust your memory? Maybe you shouldn’t – Featuring Elizabeth Loftus’ research

8/2013 – Falsifying memories – Elizabeth Loftus is one of the most influential psychologists of all time, and also one of the most controversial Featuring Elizabeth Loftus’ research

8/2013 – Evidence-based justice: Corrupted memory – Elizabeth Loftus has spent decades exposing flaws in eyewitness testimony. Her ideas are gaining fresh traction in the US legal systemFeaturing Elizabeth Loftus’ research

08/2013 – Corrupted Memory – Featuring Elizabeth Loftus’ research

07/2008 – Lying: Newest trick for healthy diet – Featuring Elizabeth Loftus’ research