The Hauser Effect

Marc Hauser's recent problems have cast a shadow over several different scientific fields, says the New York Times' Nicholas Wade. So far, only one of his articles has been retracted and two have been amended, but Harvard hasn't given a solid reason for the retraction, leading researchers to wonder if more of Hauser's work could be called into question, Wade says. Hauser and his students have worked on studies ranging from animal communication to morality.

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