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MIT Challenges <i>The New York Times</i> over Book on Famous Brain Patient

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    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology brain sciences department and, separately, a group of some 200 neuroscientists from around the world have written letters to The New York Times claiming that a book excerpt in the newspaper's Sunday magazine this week contains important errors, misinterpretations of scientific disputes, and unfair characterizations of an MIT neuroscientist who did groundbreaking research on human memory. In particular, the excerpt contains a 36-volley verbatim exchange between author Luke Dittrich and MIT's Suzanne Corkin in which she says that key documents from historic experiments were "shredded.

    Scientific American - Mind & Brain

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