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Frequenty Asked Questions

Below are a few questions we commonly receive from visitors to Project Implicit. The responses we provide reflect our best summary of the state of the research right now. Scientific understanding evolves over time as new data are collected, and our responses in this section have as well. If you were to ask these questions to other scientists who study these topics, many would agree with our responses, but some might not. This is a normal part of the scientific process – scientists gather evidence and aim to draw the best conclusions based on the data. Science progresses as a result of conversations and disagreements that are informed by theory and data.