The National Center for Media Forensics (NCMF) is excited to announce that Dr. Itiel Dror, an internationally-recognized cognitive neuroscientist, will be in Denver presenting the two following events:
April 4-5, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
This workshop focuses on improving Forensic Decision Making, and is tailored to the specific participants. It covers brain and cognitive issues relating to cognitive and human factors issues in decision making. It then connects the cognitive science issues to practical and specific issues in forensic work. In addition to knowledge about the cognitive and human factors in forensic decision making, the program also provides practical solutions to address weaknesses as well as best practices to enhance forensic practices.
Why Experts Get It Wrong: Forensic Decision Making and Bias Presentation
April 3, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dr. Itiel Dror will present research and evidence from actual casework that articulates the psychological mechanisms by which forensic and other experts can make biased and erroneous decisions. He describes how this research can assist in identifying such weaknesses and provide practical solutions for mitigating them.
Dr. Itiel Dror is a cognitive neuroscientist who received his PhD from Harvard in the area of cognitive factors in human expert performance. His insights and understanding of the human brain and cognitive systems underpin his applied work with Air Force pilots, medical experts, forensic scientists, and experts across many other domains. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles specically looking at cognitive factors that interfere with human expert performance, and he has trained forensic examiners from a multitude of disciplines and from all over the world.
Dr. Dror serves as the Principal Consultant and Researcher for Cognitive Consultants International (CCI-HQ).