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>


Observer Article

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

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>


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In Search of the Social Brain

What are the biological underpinnings of human social behavior? Is it possible for brain research to provide the same degree of insight into human interaction that it recently has into […]... 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>