Seeing the Glass as Half Full: Taking a New Look at Cognition and Aging

Three new articles show how several factors — including motivation and crystallized knowledge — can play important roles in supporting and maintaining cognitive function in the decades past middle age. More>

      

Sleep Deprivation May Increase Susceptibility to False Memories

Sleep-deprived people were more likely to "remember" having seen false details in photos they had viewed than were those who got a full night’s sleep, research shows.

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Would Motorcyclists Be Safer If There Were More of Them?

One of the primary reasons that motorcyclists are so vulnerable to traffic accidents may be their paucity, according to a recently published study.

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Knowledgeable Consumers Are More Likely to Buy When Given Fewer Options

The degree to which consumers perceive themselves to be knowledgeable about a product influences the likelihood that they will buy a particular product, researchers find.

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Preschoolers Can Reflect on What They Don’t Know

Contrary to previous assumptions, researchers find that preschoolers are able to gauge the strength of their memories and make decisions based on their self-assessments.

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Workplace Diversity Initiatives May Mask Discrimination

Workplace diversity initiatives might actually create a false sense of fairness, leading people to overlook lingering discrimination, a new study shows.

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Eye Movements May Reveal Difference Between Love and Lust

Where your date looks at you could indicate whether love or lust is in the cards, new eye-tracking research shows.

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