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11-02-2012, 09:04 PM
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Very True

Originally Posted by overpass View Post
A single person's memory of a single event is just that, and can be very subjective and individual. But when many people see the same thing, or one person sees the same thing many times, you've got a better chance at getting meaningful information.

NHL hockey games are not random criminal acts of the type that eyewitness research is conducted on. They are watched by thousands of people live and thousands or even millions on television. And many of these people watch many hockey games and learn to observe the patterns of the game.

I'm stating the obvious here, but my point is that this research may not be very applicable to hockey fans watching games.
Random criminal acts. Unless they are trained law enforcement professionals very few people have the background and memory training to properly observe and remember a random criminal act.

Conversely for youngsters that start playing hockey as pre schoolers, hockey specific observations become part of the memory development process. Add years of hockey related experiences and the reliability factor increases to near certainty.

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