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Windshield Devices Bring Distracted Driving Debate to Eye Level

New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring handedness and lateralization of syntactic processing and inhibition of short-term memory. ... More>

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Mind Over Matter

Decades at the forefront of attention research have convinced APS William James Fellow Michael I. Posner that attention can literally save lives: He witnessed a group of smokers reduce their cigarette consumption by 60% after just 2 weeks of mindfulness training. He confirmed an increase in brain activity in areas related to self-control among these study participants. Posner’s Keynote Address kicked off the the 27th APS Annual Convention in New York City, where 5,300 attendees met to discuss cutting-edge research on behavioral development, attention, clinical interventions, and more. ... More>

Memory Athletes and Researchers Collaborate to Dissect Feats of Memory

Competitors at the 2nd Annual Extreme Memory Tournament tested their mettle with feats of memorization and recall while working with researchers studying how memory works. ... More>

Distraction Is Good for Learning, Sometimes