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This is a video from The New York Times which I will be showing to my Theory of Knowledge classes next school year when we study memory.

Here’s how they describe it:

I began exploring the intersection of memory and law after hearing the story of Penny Beerntsen, who was assaulted while running on a beach in 1985 — and who misidentified her assailant in the subsequent investigation. There’s a term for what she experienced: “memory contamination.” It’s when investigators influence an interview with a subject, resulting in inaccurate information.