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Making Science ‘Edible’

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Likening basic science to fine cooking, APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow awardees Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Golinkoff offer the recipe they’ve used to make developmental research findings accessible, digestible, and useful for the general public. ... More>

Rise of Science Linked With Greater Attention to Cause and Effect

Increasing societal prominence of science, education, and technology over the past 200 years corresponds with increased usage of cause-and-effect language, suggesting links between culture and cognition. ... More>

Seeing Isn’t Required to Gesture Like a Native Speaker

A new study including blind and sighted participants suggests that gestural variations across languages do not emerge from watching other speakers make the gestures, but from learning the language itself. ... More>

The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals