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Sleep Deprivation May Increase Susceptibility to False Memories

Sleep-deprived people were more likely to "remember" having seen false details in photos they had viewed than were those who got a full night’s sleep, research shows. ... More>


Would Motorcyclists Be Safer If There Were More of Them?

One of the primary reasons that motorcyclists are so vulnerable to traffic accidents may be their paucity, according to a recently published study. ... More>


Knowledgeable Consumers Are More Likely to Buy When Given Fewer Options

The degree to which consumers perceive themselves to be knowledgeable about a product influences the likelihood that they will buy a particular product, researchers find. ... More>


Observer Article

Extreme Memory

How can someone memorize a deck of cards in 63 seconds? APS Past President Henry L. Roediger, III, and memory athlete Nelson Dellis unveiled the fascinating world of mnemonic techniques. ... More>


Observer Article

From Principles of Cognitive Science to MOOCs

Leading researchers, including APS William James Fellow Richard C. Atkinson, address the challenges of harnessing current technology to enhance learning. ... More>