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Redefining Fear

Joseph E. LeDoux equates emotional experience — particularly fear — with soup. Like the medley of ingredients we add to broth, fear encompasses a mix of brain arousal, body feedback, attention, and memory. In his APS William James Fellow Award Address, LeDoux argues for a new, increasingly multidimensional way of studying fear. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring timing of component processes in word recognition, impact of diet on spatial learning and performance in rats, and factors affecting decision making under uncertainty. ... More>


26th Rotman Research Institute Conference

The 26th Rotman Research Institute Conference will be held March 21–22, 2016. The conference theme is “Healthy Brains.” The 26th annual conference is bringing together academia and industry for a multi-faceted […]... More>


Can You Get Smarter?


Older Beats Younger When It Comes to Correcting Mistakes

Findings from a new study challenge the notion that older adults always lag behind their younger counterparts when it comes to learning new things. ... More>