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U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps receives his silver medal for the men’s 200 butterfly at the 2012 London Olympics. Al Bello/Getty Images

For many Olympic medalists, silver stings more than bronze

Researchers used AI to analyze photos of Olympic medalists and found that bronze medalists appeared happier than silver medalists. A cognitive process called ‘counterfactual thinking’ may explain why.
Simply making an effort to consider the person behind the mask can help address the biases exacerbated by wearing one. (Shutterstock)

Face masks hide our facial expressions and can exacerbate racial bias

Wearing face masks hides our facial expressions and affects our social interactions. They make it harder for us to read facial expressions and can contribute to racist perceptions.

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