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Data from over 10,000 people show that, like a barrel-aged whiskey or a ripening cheese, some cognitive abilities seem to get better with maturity. ... More>
Stereotypes portray the teen brain as an out-of-control car with “no brakes, no steering wheel, and only an accelerator,” says APS Fellow BJ Casey. Research shows that teenagers take risks because reward centers develop more quickly than control centers in their brains. But changes in the adolescent brain ultimately help prepare teens to become independent of their parents. APS Fellow Ruth Feldman, Clancy Blair, and Angela L. Duckworth also speak about self-regulation across the lifespan in APS President Nancy Eisenberg’s 2015 Presidential Symposium. ... More>
A longitudinal study involving nearly 4,500 people shows that greater life satisfaction in adults age 50 and older is related to a reduced risk of mortality. ... More>
APS Fellow John S. Werner will receive the 2015 Verriest Medal at the biennial meeting of the International Colour Vision Society, July 3–7, 2015, in Sendai, Japan. Werner, Distinguished Professor […]... More>