U of T researchers develop new tool that may help in understanding inaccuracies in eyewitness testimony

July 21, 2021 by Chris Sasaki - A&S News

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed an innovative tool to aid in the investigation of how we perceive and remember visual experiences.

The new tool, referred to as a “scene wheel,” will help researchers study how accurately we construct mental representations of visual experiences for later retrieval — for example, how well an eyewitness recalls details of a crime or accident. 

Gaeun Son is a PhD student in the Faculty of Arts & Science’s Department of Psychology. Mack and Dirk Bernhardt-Walther are both professors of psychology in the department and co-authors of the study. Read more