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Cover Story

Burnout and the Brain

Burnout is not just a state of mind. Psychological research that draws on neuroscience and endocrinology shows it to be a condition that leads to distinctive changes in the anatomy and functioning of the brain. ... More>


Cover Story

Using Sound to Get Around

Much like bats and marine mammals, humans show a remarkable ability to navigate their surroundings by bouncing sound waves off objects, psychological science reveals. This human echolocation, says researcher Lore Thaler, is spurring new insights into neuroplasticity. ... More>


Self-Control Competes with Memory

Using self-control to inhibit motor responses to sudden stimuli can sap mental resources away from other cognitive processes. ... More>


Observation

Aha! Close Your Eyes for Inspiration

New research suggests that shutting out visual distraction can help spark sudden, creative solutions to problems. ... More>


Observer Article

‘Significance and Remembrance’ Revisited

APS Past President James L. McGaugh reflects on how our understanding of memory consolidation has evolved in the quarter-century since he wrote the article “Significance and Remembrance: The Role of Neuromodulatory Systems” for the inaugural issue of Psychological Science. ... More>