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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The seventh annual Golden Goose Award ceremony will recognize three teams of scientists whose silly-sounding research has returned serious benefits to society. Led by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the award committee includes several science and higher education organizations and a bipartisan group of Congressional supporters.

Note: Media are welcome to attend the award ceremony at the Library of Congress on September 13 at 5:30 p.m. EDT. Please RSVP to [email protected].

Video footage of each of the winners is also available. The videos, which are linked in the titles below, are embargoed until 8:00 a.m. EDT on September 13, 2018. Video credit: 522 Productions.

The 2018 Golden Goose Award winners are:

Implicit Bias, Explicit Science

Mahzarin Banaji, Anthony Greenwald and Brian Nosek

For these social scientists, the early days of the internet offered a new way to experiment. Mahzarin Banaji and her mentor, Anthony Greenwald, have spent decades researching and developing the concept of “implicit bias,” unintentional, unconscious biases that may impact decision-making. In 1998, graduate student Brian Nosek developed a simple web-based tool to aid in the research; the still-running website has since collected millions of data sets. The idea of

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