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The Road to Reproducibility

In a symposium chaired by APS Treasurer Roberta Klatzky, leaders in the area of reproducibility convened to review some of the steps currently being taken to shore up confidence in […]... More>

Cover Story

Mind Over Matter

Decades at the forefront of attention research have convinced APS William James Fellow Michael I. Posner that attention can literally save lives: He witnessed a group of smokers reduce their cigarette consumption by 60% after just 2 weeks of mindfulness training. He confirmed an increase in brain activity in areas related to self-control among these study participants. Posner’s Keynote Address kicked off the the 27th APS Annual Convention in New York City, where 5,300 attendees met to discuss cutting-edge research on behavioral development, attention, clinical interventions, and more. ... More>

A New Twist on a Classic Puzzle

Researchers examining study participants' intuitive responses to a reasoning problem found that the way the information was presented significantly influenced the percentage of people who answered correctly. ... More>

Memory Athletes and Researchers Collaborate to Dissect Feats of Memory

Competitors at the 2nd Annual Extreme Memory Tournament tested their mettle with feats of memorization and recall while working with researchers studying how memory works. ... More>

Presidential Column

Thoughts on the Future of Data Sharing

APS President Nancy Eisenberg warns that recent federal policy changes on scientific data sharing could threaten the quality of data, the privacy of research participants, and even the design of studies. ... More>