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Hearing With Your Ears, Listening With Your Brain

Whether it’s trying to converse in a noisy ballroom or just coping with a hearing impairment, everyone relies on contextual cues and relevant memories to make sense of what they have trouble hearing. This complex listening process is at the center of a new field of research called cognitive hearing science. ... More>


Fuzzy Thinking Gives Adolescents a Clearer View of Risk

APS Fellow Valerie F. Reyna, Rebecca B. Weldon, and Michael McCormick, all of Cornell University, describe how fuzzy-trace theory may provide suggestions about altering adolescents’ tendency toward risky behavior. ... More>


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Attention on the Brain

Research links mindfulness meditation with everything from metacognition to cortical thickness in the brain, says APS Fellow Tania Singer. She and other psychological scientists impart the latest findings from the science of paying attention. ... More>


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Making Sense

The language we speak, the families we grow up with, and the genes we are born with all shape the way each of us understands the world. A panel of scientists, including APS Secretary Gün Semin and APS Fellow Shihui Han, discusses the ongoing multidisciplinary efforts to study how humans make meaning. ... More>


Teaching Current Directions

Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science

Featured Articles: “Sniffing Out Information” and “Rise to the Challenge.” ... More>