Perception v. Reality

Witness Reliability in Criminal Defense Social Media has recently posed the explosive questions: Do you hear “Laurel” or “Yanny?” Is the dress black and blue or white and gold? (https://slate.com/technology/2018/05/yanny-vs-laurel-is-the-dress-for-your-ears.html). These examples demonstrate that our senses are variable, inconsistent and often unreliable. Moreover, even our individual perceptions of actual, recorded “evidence” – – be it

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