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Observer Article

Different Roads, Same Reward

Science is identifying variations in the way individuals respond to their addictions. APS William James Fellow Terry E. Robinson discloses how this research could help identify addicts most at risk for relapse. ... More>


Can You Learn While You’re Asleep?


What Is Classical Conditioning? (And Why Does It Matter?)


Letter/Observer Forum

Predictable Peckers

The entertaining article, “The Many Lives of Superstition” (Observer, October 2008), promotes an erroneous interpretation of superstitious behavior by attributing it to accidental pairings of a response with a reinforcing […]... More>


In Birds, Expecting to Mate Leads to Higher Fertilization Rates

From an evolutionary perspective, the primary task of an organism is to pass along its genes to future generations. Such genetic transmission is usually assumed to be instinctive. However, a […]... More>