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Consistent Distraction May Not Hinder Learning

Distraction may not be a problem for learning, as long as the distraction is consistent during both learning and recall phases, researchers find. ... More>


From the Oval Office to Obscurity

Having been a US president doesn't guarantee you a permanent spot in collective memory, according to new research from APS Past President Henry L. Roediger, III and K. Andrew DeSoto. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring body movement and neural representation of rhythm, processing distractors among older and younger adults, and inhibition-induced forgetting. ... More>


Sons’ Intelligence Linked to Fathers’ Criminal History

Data from over 1 million Swedish men show that sons whose fathers have criminal records tend to have lower cognitive abilities, which can be explained by shared genetic factors. ... More>


People Show “Blind Insight” Into Decision Making Performance

People can gauge the accuracy of their decisions, even if their decision making performance itself is no better than chance, a phenomenon researchers call "blind insight." ... More>