Studies that didn’t make the final cut this fortnight:

The ‘implicit association test’, used to measure people’s inherent biases, might not be as pure a measure as some would suggest. And see this on Mind Hacks.

Can false memories recover spontaneously?

Black defendants judged by participants to be more stereotypically black in appearance were more likely to have been sentenced to death following their conviction for murdering a white victim. The same trend was not found among black defendants convicted of murdering a black victim.