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Science Update: Choking on Math Tests
We've all seen talented people choke under pressure, whether it's in the Olympics, a TV game show, or the American Idol finals. It happens in math tests, too. Today at the AAAS Annual Meeting, a scientist presented research that helps us understand why.
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17 February 2007