Parkinsonian Executive Dysfunction Is Associated With Reduced Serotonin

Executive function was examined in mice lesioned with MPTP. MPTP did not affect baseline performance of the tasks. When challenged with shorter cue durations, reaction times were slower in lesioned […] More>


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Becoming Symbol-Minded

“Our symbolic ability is our defining characteristic of what it means to be a human being,” according to APS Fellow Judy DeLoache. “It’s what gives us our incredible cognitive power,” […]... More>


Observer Article

Animated Expressions

One of the buzz-generating highlights of the APS Annual Convention in Los Angeles was an “animated” roundtable discussion between Pete Docter of Pixar Animation Studios and two giants (you might […]... More>


Observer Article

Can You Feel the Identity Shift?

A few years ago, Claude Steele felt discriminated against in a way he will not soon forget. Having traveled to Silicon Valley to meet a friend working at a start-up […]... More>


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Liar, Liar, Brains on Fire

Richard Milhouse Nixon, perhaps the most recognizable public deceiver of the 20th century, once said, “I don’t know anything about lie detectors, other than that they scare the hell out […]... More>