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How Tests Make Us Smarter


Preschoolers Can Reflect on What They Don’t Know

Contrary to previous assumptions, researchers find that preschoolers are able to gauge the strength of their memories and make decisions based on their self-assessments. ... 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>


Seeing the Glass as Half Full: Taking a New Look at Cognition and Aging

Three new articles show how several factors — including motivation and crystallized knowledge — can play important roles in supporting and maintaining cognitive function in the decades past middle age. ... More>