Pollacci Rape Trial: Reno Professor Says Memory Retrieval False

Had to go to Reno for a paid expert? Couldn’t get anyone from Stanford?

A psychologist testifying on behalf of sex offender Thomas Pollacci on Friday said it was impossible for someone to “retrieve” memories that never existed and the effort to do so could create false recollections.

Deborah Davis, a University of Nevada Reno professor who is an expert on memory, said a head injury can prevent an event from being stored in the brain. She testified therapies that use imagery to recall a traumatic event have been shown to cause false memories.

Pollacci Rape Trial: Reno Professor Says Memory Retrieval False