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Summer Institute in Cultural Neuroscience

The fourth Summer Institute in Cultural Neuroscience will be held July 14–15, 2014, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Application deadline is March 15, 2014. For more information […]... More>

Watch Your Language

Sometimes, the best way to foster staff cohesion is the simple step of choosing the right words. Psychological scientists Hazel Rose Markus and Alana Conner point this out in their […]... More>

Buying Behavior Can Be Swayed by Cultural Mindset

People with collectivist mindsets tend to value the relationships between items more than the particular items themselves. Those with individualistic mindsets seem to do just the opposite. ... More>

Does Our Innate Ability to Estimate Numbers Benefit From Education?

Researchers investigate whether improvements in approximate number system ability come naturally with age or whether they are the result of formal education. ... More>

Metaphors for Musical Pitch Vary, but the Basic Principles Are the Same

The metaphors we use to describe musical pitch aren’t just linguistic flourishes — visual cues have different effects on our perception of musical pitch depending on the metaphors we use. ... More>