Slow Motion Bias

Beth Mole covers a new study that shows that "slow motion might actually muddle" our perception of premeditation: To see if artificially lengthened footage can alter perceptions, the researchers showed 489 volunteers a similar five-second video clip of an armed robbery that ended with a robber shooting a sales clerk. Participants watched the clip at … Continue reading Slow Motion Bias

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We have to do better than the death penalty.

Clint Smith writes on the injustice of the death penalty for The New Yorker: Those who support the death penalty are accepting a practice that is both ineffective and fundamentally flawed. It means supporting a system that not infrequently kills those with serious mental illness. It means supporting a system in which an execution is far more likely to … Continue reading We have to do better than the death penalty.