Deposition of Elizabeth Loftus
Dr. Loftus is accepted as one of the leaders in the attack on traditional
traumatic memory theory. As such, she has testified extensively on behalf
of those defending child sexual abuse claims.
Her deposition, conducted on March 3, 1997, by Mr. Conlon, explores the scientific basis,
if any, for the claim that a given memory is the result of some "false
memory syndrome," as opposed to just a mistake, and pursues the issue
of whether a memory expert has any expertise for determining a given memory
to be false.