Memory Expert Witnesses
Memory is the biological mechanism within the brain that allows for data and information to be encoded, stored, and retrieved when needed. There are two types of memory. Short term memory stores information for a few seconds or minutes. Long term memory stores it for a longer period. Mild cognitive disease is common in older adults. Many adults suffer from dementia, or Alzheimer’s. Both dementia and Alzheimer’s cause a loss of memory that is severe enough to affect a person’s daily life. Dementia can affect memory, language, visual perception, problem solving, and the ability to pay attention or focus. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia in older adults over the age of 60. It begins slowly and affects parts of the brain that control language, thought, and memory. Eventually the person will need total care. Our memory experts have worked as psychologists, cognitive researchers, neurobiologists, human development professionals, and more. With hundreds of years of combined experience, our memory experts have successfully testified for both plaintiffs and defense in a variety of cases and are prolific international authors and lecturers. Their published works span topics that include stress effects on memory, the role of Amygdala in memory processing, integrating child developmental domains, training children to distinguish between real and imagined or heard about the events, brain imaging, suspect identification, and memory distortion.