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- “’Great Pause’ Among Prosecutors as DNA Proves Fallible”
Experts say the field of forensic DNA is having a moment of truth about years of overstated claims, and it may tarnish its reputation as the “gold standard” of legal evidence.
- “Wild Chimps, Stick Dolls: What’s at Play Here?”
In an unexpected twist in the nature vs. nurture debate, young female chimpanzees in a forest in Uganda may be playing with sticks and logs as if they were infants. The females played with their stick dolls twice as much as young male chimps.
- UNM Study Probes Criminal Pattern
This video clip provides an overview of a study that imaged criminals’ brain activity.
- Nature or Nurture? Twin Studies Provide Answers
This news clip is about twin studies and addresses the nature vs. nurture debate on behavior.
- The Flight-or-Fight Response
This short video clip introduces the flight-or-fight response.
- Jim Fallon: Exploring the Mind of a Killer
Neuroscientist Jim Fallon talks about brain scans and genetic analysis that may uncover the rotten wiring in the nature (and nurture) of murderers.
- Texas University Clock Tower Sniper 1966
“Most Evil” investigates Charles Whitman, the infamous Texas University Clock Tower Sniper.
- The Brain and Personality
There is a new possibility to uncover personality and morality through a brain scan.
- The Link Between the Brain and Morality
A video discussion about recent findings about morality and its place in the brain.
- Phineas Gage
A historical article of the most famous frontal lobe patient.
- Modern-Day Lessons from Phineas Gage
Recent applications learned from the story of Phineas Gage.
- Brain Scans and Criminal Activity
This is a short video discussing the applications of brain scans and criminal activity in adolescents.