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Hub lab writing the book on face-reading

James Peters-Fransen was fitted with plastic-sponge sensors that pick up electrical brain activity at a Children’s Hospital neuroscience lab. James Peters-Fransen was fitted with plastic-sponge sensors that pick up electrical brain activity at a Children’s Hospital neuroscience lab. (Suzanne Kreiter/ Globe Staff)
By Patricia Wen
Globe Staff / November 10, 2009

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Pity the Boston car salesman who negotiated across the table from Charles A. Nelson III, a Harvard neuroscience professor who runs the nation’s top laboratory studying how people learn to decode facial expressions. (Full article: 1205 words)

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