A psychologist who studies memory explains why the gaps in Christine Blasey Ford's story are totally normal
Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee, has been accused of sexual assault. The alleged assault occurred at a party when Kavanaugh was in high school. The victim, Dr. Blasey Ford, told no one when it happened. How reliable is memory after 35 years?
Memory is a critical aspect of this assault allegation. One the one hand, some have argued that traumatic memories are indelible. As described by Dr. Blasey Ford, the assault would have been traumatic since she feared she might die. And the memory continues to traumatize her years later; apparently having been discussed in therapy within the last 10 years.