The Fingerprint Examiner's Achilles Heel
- Aired: 04/17/2012
- Rating: NR
Can knowing the details of a crime alter the matchmaking process? Yes, says neuroscientist Itiel Dror. It's called cognitive bias, and it can happen to even the most competent expert.
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