Daily Archives: August 21, 2010

Cognitive scientist Marc Hauser guilty of scientific misconduct, Harvard announces

USA Today reports:

Harvard researcher Marc Hauser committed research misconduct in his studies of primate behavior, the university said Friday.

Earlier this month, the Boston Globe reported that Hauser… a noted researcher in the roots of animal cognition, had been placed on leave following accusations by his students that he had purposely fabricated data in his research. His work relied on observing responses by tamarin monkeys to stimuli such as changes in sound patterns, claiming they possessed thinking skills often viewed as unique to humans and apes.