Studies into what motivates people to become violent—and how to prevent them from becoming violent in the first place—don’t come without their own danger, write former fellow Malia Politzer (Spain, 2013-2015) and Emily Feldman for Time.

To gather their information, researchers must “scour the streets of Barcelona for extremists; somehow convince hundreds of them to take surveys; and then, after identifying the most radicalized, coax them to undergo multiple brain scans at a seaside hospital campus,” they write. “What could possibly go wrong?”


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