Eyewitness Accounts

Eyewitness Accounts


Eyewitness accounts of criminal suspects are usually only about 50 percent accurate because it is difficult for your brain to remember the details of someone you're not familiar with.


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The brain is part of your body's central nervous system. It's the most complicated part of your body. It can send and receive an enormous amount of information. Because it is so complex, there are some things doctors and scientists don't completely understand yet about it. This also means that there are some amazing things you may not know about your brain.

Eyewitness accounts of criminal suspects are usually only about 50 percent accurate because it is difficult for your brain to remember the details of someone you're not familiar with. Traumatic events can also affect the brain's ability to remember details.


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