The persuasive power of false confessions

First para­graph from a Mind Hacks post:

The APS Ob­server mag­a­z­ine has a fan­tas­tic ar­ti­cle on the power of false con­fes­sions to warp our per­cep­tion of other ev­i­dence in a crim­i­nal case to the point where ex­pert wit­nesses will change their judge­ments of un­re­lated ev­i­dence to make it fit the false ad­mis­sion of guilt.

The post and linked ar­ti­cle are worth read­ing… and I don’t have much to add.