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Sat, 22nd Jun 2002

Part of the show How does the Brain Generate Consciousness, Prof. Susan Greenfield

A report in the Psychologist journal this month reports that if football referees are told beforehand that a team has a reputation for aggressive or foul play then they are more likely to hand out a red or yellow card when a player from that side commits a foul, compared with teams with a better reputation.

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