Blink

Dan Kaufman

To paraphrase Paul Simon, “A man sees what he wants to see and disregards the rest.”


This is a fundamental reason why eye witnesses are often unreliable. From the perspective of neuroscience, eyewitness testimony is an extremely unreliable type of evidence. The first reason is that our vision is vulnerable to all sorts of top-down influences, which alter (corrupt, some might say) the actual inputs witnessed by our eye...  Read More