Here is an interesting talk called “The problem with eyewitness testimony”. It is a TED talk from a gentleman called Scott Fraser:
“Scott Fraser studies how humans remember crimes - and bear witness to them. In this powerful talk, which focuses on a deadly shooting at sunset, he suggests that even close-up eyewitnesses to a crime can create "memories" they could not have seen. Why? Because the brain abhors a vacuum.”
This obviously has a bearing on self-protection due to the legal ramifications of both our own recollection of events, and the recollection of witnesses.
Here is another indirectly related video called “The fiction of memory” which looks false memory:
“Psychologist Elizabeth Loftus studies memories. More precisely, she studies false memories, when people either remember things that didn't happen or remember them differently from the way they really were. It's more common than you might think, and Loftus shares some startling stories and statistics, and raises some important ethical questions we should all remember to consider.”
I hope you find the videos interesting and they this thread leads to more information being shared on this topic.
All the best,