Ruth E. Propper, Ph.D. is a research psychologist with specialization in cognitive neuroscience. She's published more than three - dozen peer-reviewed research articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries, and has presented at more than one hundred research conferences. Her research primarily focuses on brain mechanisms of memory, sleep, and handedness. Her work has been funded by external and internal research grants, and she has supported more than ninety undergraduate and graduate students in her laboratory.
Being able to accurately evaluate evidence for claims- whether those claims are that a soap will make your skin soft or that a food will make you live longer- is critical for your health, as well as for your wallet.
How can you know what is true?
To this end, my books teach children how to evaluate evidence, and that anyone and everyone can be a scientist.
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