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Observer Article

Cognitive Shields

Some brains stay strong despite showing all the biological signs of dementia. Psychological science is identifying specific lifestyle defenses against cognitive decline. ... More>


Observation

Echolocation Helps Visually Impaired

Human echolocation operates as a viable “sense,” working in tandem with other senses to deliver information to people with visual impairment, according to new research published in Psychological Science. Ironically, the proof for […]... More>


Q&A: The Teaching Brain


Observer Article

Journals, Journals, Journals

As the field’s highest ranked empirical journal reaches its silver anniversary, we republish the inaugural editorial written by its founding editor, the late cognitive psychologist William K. Estes — who worked on the early issues in the same corner of the same house where William James authored Principles of Psychology a century earlier. Psychological Science introduced a number of innovations and led to a number of changes in journals across the field more generally. ... More>


Observer Article

Probing Emotional Mysteries

Studying human emotion is akin to detective work for APS Past President Robert W. Levenson. The 2014 William James Fellow awardee discusses his search for clues in behavior, age, genes, and much more. ... More>