Memory’s Surprising Role in Child Death Trials

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Since 1990, at least 146 parents and caretakers have been convicted in hyperthermia deaths after unintentionally leaving their child in a vehicle. Neuroscientists and child safety advocates say these tragedies are the result of a phenomenon known as a "prospective memory" failure—not criminal negligence—and might have been prevented by public education campaigns . . .

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