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Scientists Explore the Brain’s Navigational Capacity

Participants in the 2016 Presidential Symposium hosted by APS President C. Randy Gallistel included Nobel Laureate Edvard Moser of Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience and Norwegian University of Science and Technology, […]... More>

Social Media ‘Likes’ Impact Teens’ Brains and Behavior

For teens, seeing lots of “likes” on photos in a social network activates the same brain circuits that are typically activated by eating chocolate and winning money. ... More>

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>

Neuroimaging Highlights Emotion Perception and Memory

This is a photo of family photographs hanging on a clothesline in front of a cloudy sky.

Perception often is thought of in terms of sensory stimuli — what we see, hear, and smell — but it extends beyond the five senses, including complex function of emotional perception. We also can turn this perception inward, toward our own appraisal of an emotional stimulus. ... 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>