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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring bottom-up processes and motor control in predictable environments, and the role of object function in guiding visual search. ... More>


Fewer Romantic Prospects May Lead to Riskier Investments

Encountering information suggesting that it may be tough to find a romantic partner shifts people’s decision making toward riskier options, researchers find. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring ebola and political attitudes, early stress and age of menarche, and top-down and bottom-up processes in the flanker task. ... More>


Brain Repurposes Itself to Learn Scientific Concepts

Using neural decoding techniques, researchers find evidence that the brain repurposes evolutionary ancient neural systems to represent new knowledge in abstract domains like physics. ... More>


Infants’ Brain Activity Shows Signs of Social Thinking

A collaboration between neuroscientists and developmental psychologists provides evidence directly linking neural responses from the motor system to overt social behavior in infants. ... More>