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11 thoughts on “It Was You! pg 49

    • This explanation of how memory and face-recognition does feel pretty damn long compared to other arcs. He’s covering a subject that intersects with law, but isn’t actually law.

      I don’t know about anybody else in the audience, but I just want to get on with how the law treats this stuff rather than more unfunny Hippocampus puns.

      • As someone doing a phil minor with an eye to get into law, this is fascinating. Both the things I already knew and the stuff I did not. I’m especially looking forward to where all of this ties back into the actual criminal proceedings and how, people can be unreliable in court.

      • I’ve been a fan of this section, but It has made me feel like earlier sections could be covered in more depth, particularly Mens Rea. Though perhaps I just tend to get in arguments with SJ people who think that punishment (or social sanction) for an act shouldn’t have anything to do with the actor’s mindset or intentions.

        • “Though perhaps I just tend to get in arguments with SJ people who think that punishment (or social sanction) for an act shouldn’t have anything to do with the actor’s mindset or intentions.”

          Yes, until they, or someone close to them, makes a mistake.

      • I definitely disagree — there’s nothing wrong with this arc at all.

        Not much to add, just want to counterbalance that opinion.

    • Not really saying this is a bad arc or that I don’t like it. I have learned a lot so far, and I can clearly see why Nathan felt this was important.

      On the other hand, a large part of this arc has been restating things in different ways. There’s a clear delineation between how well Nathan teaches Law and how well he teaches neuroscience.

  1. After looking at it for the 4th or 5th time, I was suddenly amused by frame 2: “The horror of other-race faces!” :-)

    Nathan, you seem to be making a compelling case for forbidding other-race eyewitness IDs, except as hints for an investigation (and same-race ID doesn’t look too good either).

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