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Don’t think too positive


Observer Article

On One’s Own Time

This is a photo of APS Fellow Laura L. Carstensen.

In various experiments, APS Fellow Laura L. Carstensen and colleagues have demonstrated that people’s preferences for deepening relationships and avoiding risks intensify as their time horizons shorten. Carstensen joined APS Fellows Daniel L. Schacter and Dan P. McAdams and others to talk about time perception through the perspectives of cognitive, social, and developmental sciences. ... More>


Can a Brain Scan Tell What You’re Thinking?


Witnesses Confuse Innocent and Guilty Suspects with ‘Unfair’ Lineups

Police lineups in which distinctive individual marks or features are not altered can impair witnesses’ ability to distinguish between innocent and guilty suspects. ... More>


Distinct Stages of Thinking Revealed by Brain Activity Patterns

By combining two analytical strategies, researchers were able to use fMRI to identify patterns of brain activity that aligned with four distinct stages of problem solving. ... More>