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Fighting Crime, One License Plate at a Time?

Researchers from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst investigate the possibility that license plates including symbols are more memorable and easier for police to track down. ... More>


The Seduction of a Sunny Day: How Weather Biases Car Buying Behavior

An analysis of 40 million car sales reveals the weather on the day of purchase can bias buyers towards choosing a car they may later regret. ... More>


Music in the Car Can Cause Teen Drivers to Tune Out

Most drivers listen to music or the radio in the car, but for inexperienced drivers listening to music may become a dangerous distraction. ... More>


Finding the Way to a Better Sense of Direction

Individuals with a poor sense of direction improved their ability to navigate through a virtual environment after receiving transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). ... More>


Teen Brains Shift Gears on Risk with Mom Watching

Neuroimaging data from teen drivers finds that risky behavior is less rewarding and brain areas related to self-control become more active when mothers are present. ... More>