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Vaccine hesitancy, digital mental health, prison reform, the neural bases of self-generated thought, the development of emotion representations and more. 

Latest Research

  • Article |

    Using magnetic resonance imaging and electroencephalography during a face-discrimination task, the authors show face-processing lateralization in infants in the first postnatal semester, despite a corpus callosum mature enough to transfer visual information across hemispheres.

    • Parvaneh Adibpour
    • , Jessica Dubois
    •  & Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz
  • Letter |

    The authors use large, real-world guessing competition datasets to test whether accuracy can be improved by aggregating repeated estimates by the same individual. They find that estimates do improve, but substantially less than with between-person aggregation.

    • Dennie van Dolder
    •  & Martijn J. van den Assem
  • Letter |

    Two surveys of a large cohort of US parents find that concerns about purity and liberty are strongly associated with vaccine hesitancy. This suggests that vaccination campaigns may be more effective by targeting these moral values.

    • Avnika B. Amin
    • , Robert A. Bednarczyk
    • , Cara E. Ray
    • , Kala J. Melchiori
    • , Jesse Graham
    • , Jeffrey R. Huntsinger
    •  & Saad B. Omer

News & Comment

  • Editorial |

    From inception to publication, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research faces distinct challenges. We are committed to enabling such research through a fair and principled peer review process.

  • Comment |

    Predatory journals are a global and growing problem contaminating all domains of science. A coordinated response by all stakeholders (researchers, institutions, funders, regulators and patients) will be needed to stop the influence of these illegitimate journals.

    • Manoj Mathew Lalu
    • , Larissa Shamseer
    • , Kelly D. Cobey
    •  & David Moher
  • Comment |

    Our bloated prisons have become dangerous places with record levels of crowding, mental illness, drug abuse and self-harm. Should we be looking for a more humane and imaginative approach to designing prisons that seeks to rehabilitate rather than punitively punish?

    • Yvonne Jewkes


Behavioural Economics

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Behavioural Economics

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, in honouring the work of Richard H. Thaler, highlights the growing impact of behavioural economics in science and policy. To mark the occasion, we have put together this collection of behavioural economics articles published this year in Nature Human Behaviour. From a typology of nudges for health-related behaviour change to an examination of under what conditions people will cooperate in order to sustain a public good, the research and opinion published in our pages exemplifies some of the key contributions this fast growing field is making to science and policy.


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