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22 08, 2014

Be Sure To Get Some Sleep !

By | 2017-05-13T07:47:51+00:00 August 22nd, 2014|Research|Comments Off on Be Sure To Get Some Sleep !

Once again, another study has connected sleep deprivation with cognitive function. And, it provides some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that if a party witnesses an event while sleep deprived, and then is asked later to recall the event while still sleep deprived, she will recall it inaccurately; that is, [...]

28 02, 2014

Revising Memories

By | 2017-05-13T07:28:59+00:00 February 28th, 2014|Research|Comments Off on Revising Memories

Once again, another study has been published revealing that our memories are not accurate; they rewrite history incorporating present events.Earlier this month, several different news articles including Northwestern University News and The Times of India reported a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience on February 5, 2014 by lead author Donna Jo Bridge, a [...]

21 02, 2014

The Subtleties of Memory

By | 2017-05-13T07:29:04+00:00 February 21st, 2014|Research|Comments Off on The Subtleties of Memory

All disputes are premised on what occurred in the past with the view of resolving them by looking forward. We are often told not to "dwell on the past" but to "look forward" in trying to figure out how to resolve the issues.Thus, all disputes involve our memories. And... as much as we would like [...]

13 12, 2013

“The Illusion of Memory”

By | 2017-05-13T07:30:02+00:00 December 13th, 2013|Research|Comments Off on “The Illusion of Memory”

"The Illusion of Memory"Recently, I conducted a mediation involving the purchase and sale of a used vehicle several years ago. The consumer was suing the used car dealer for its alleged failure to disclose certain information about the used vehicle prior to the sale.I listened to each party's story including all of the salient facts [...]

4 10, 2013

Negotiating With Fallible Memories: Buyer Beware

By | 2017-05-13T07:30:36+00:00 October 4th, 2013|Negotiating|Comments Off on Negotiating With Fallible Memories: Buyer Beware

When it comes to relying on our memories in negotiation, the cautionary tale is buyer beware! Once again, another study has been published demonstrating that our memories are quite fallible. They are simply not nearly as reliable as we think they are, and consequently, we should not rely on them in the courtroom (or in [...]

9 08, 2013

It Did Not Happen That Way!

By | 2017-05-13T07:31:11+00:00 August 9th, 2013|Research|Comments Off on It Did Not Happen That Way!

If you have ever been in a dispute or in a conflict with someone (and who hasn't!), at some point, the "facts" of what allegedly happened are dissected. More often than not, there is disagreement about exactly what happened. It becomes a "he said, she said" argument in which credibility becomes more important than the [...]