ESP Biography



LAURA ECKMAN, MIT Sophomore, Studying Computer Science




Major: 6-3

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2018

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Past Classes

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False Memories: When What You Remember Never Happened in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
Memories aren't perfect - in fact, almost all of your memories, especially the ones that seem particularly vivid, are markedly different from what you would see if you watched a video tape of the original incident. We'll be looking into different instances of fallacious memories, from alterations to entire false creations. We will also discuss what the unreliability of memory means in a larger context, specifically legal issues with potentially inaccurate eyewitness testimony.


False Memories: When What You Remember Never Happened in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Memories aren't perfect - in fact, almost all of your memories, especially the ones that seem particularly vivid, are markedly different from what you would see if you watched a video tape of the original incident. We'll be looking into different instances of fallacious memories, from alterations to entire false creations. We will also discuss what the unreliability of memory means in a larger context, specifically legal issues with potentially inaccurate eyewitness testimony.