My blog today is all about taking in things around you.
If there was a car accident or a crime was committed and you were a witness, would you be able to be an accurate witness for the police? This follows on from my blog last week of what we remember.
We only really remember what we need to and if it rehearsed then we can store it in our Long Term memory. There is the danger that if we try and remember an event that happened and we over think it we can start adding things into the event and making our own memories of what we have seen.. Therefore not making it a very accurate interpretation of events.
Are some people better than others at remembering things that they have seen and being more visually and spatial aware of their surroundings than others?
Here are a few clips some of them you may have seen before.
Watch the first clip and follow the instructions:
The second clip is of a film the shining and as in many films some things are recorded wrong and not true to real life.
How many of you who have seen the film the shining have already spotted these things?
Having a learning difficulty can effect the way we take things in and remember every day things around us as it influences several cognitive skills. It is suggested that people with learning difficulties proved the best evidence in court as they give the most important details even if there testimony is short it is vital information in that short piece.
If everybody saw the same event happen, each persons account of the event would be slightly different and each testimony would contain different parts of information. This is because each person would have something that meant something to them to remember it. If i saw someone kick a football at someones head i would be less likely to remember that when giving an eye witness testimony account. Whereas if someone stole a handbag, i would be able to give you size colour etc in my testimony. Therefore we cant say that one person is more likely to give a better testimony than another.