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PLoS ONE lifts “gaydar” study embargo early after premature coverage

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PLoS ONE has lifted the embargo early on a study of how accurately people can determine someone else’s sexual orientation, after someone broke the embargo.

The study, “The Roles of Featural and Configural Face Processing in Snap Judgments of Sexual Orientation,” was originally embargoed for 5 p.m. Eastern today. Here’s a press release from the University of Washington, home of lead author Joshua Tabak, a psychology graduate student.

I’ve asked PLoS ONE who broke the embargo, but in the meantime the earliest story in my Google News search was this one from the Daily Mail, picked up by the Telegraph. It appears to have gone live early this morning East Coast time.

Hat tip: Trevor Stokes


Written by Ivan Oransky

May 16, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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