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Your Brain on Trial

Lessons from psychology could greatly improve courtroom decision-making, reducing racial bias, eyewitness errors and false confessions

By Scott O. Lilienfeld and Robert Byron

Wisdom from Psychopaths?

A scientist enters a high-security psychiatric hospital to extract tips and advice from a crowd without a conscience

By Kevin Dutton


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