Harvard Cognitive Scientist on Leave After Misconduct Investigation

Harvard University cognitive scientist Marc Hauser is on year-long leave following a university investigation that found evidence of misconduct in his lab, The Boston Globe reports today. Hauser is well-known for his work on animal cognition, and more recently for his work on the evolutionary origins of morality. The details of the investigation, including the nature of the alleged misconduct, have not been made public. However the Globe reports that a 2002 study in the journal Cognition will be retracted. Other publications also could be affected, including a 2007 paper in Science.

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