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Observer Article

Decoding the Neural Signature of Consciousness

Science is teasing apart the series of distinct operations that occur in the brain as a person processes information. APS Fellow Stanislas Dehaene describes new research methods that can help reveal the boundary between conscious and unconscious states of processing. ... More>


Book Signings at the 2015 APS Annual Convention

Frans B. M. de Waal, APS Fellow Steven Pinker, and APS Past President Michael Gazzaniga will be signing copies of their newest books at the APS Annual Convention, May 21–24 in New York City. ... More>


Two Heads Are Better Than One


Observer Article

Countering ‘Neuromyths’ in the Movies

Neurological illnesses have fueled the plotlines of hundreds of films, from Rain Man to the Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything. Mary V. Spiers has created a new website to inform the public about the accuracies and myths in cinematic portrayals of brain disorders. ... More>


Presidential Column

Magritte’s Mystery and the DSM’s Disorders

In his painting The Treachery of Images, René Magritte warned that illustrations aren’t the same as the real thing. Guest columnist and APS Fellow Jürgen Margraf, of Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, uses the painting as a metaphor for many diagnostic constructs. ... More>