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Relief

Armed with findings about the way the brain processes pain, clinical scientists are piloting new perceptual treatments to help people gain lasting relief from arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other chronic conditions. ... More>


Observer Article

Measuring Pain With a Flash

Physical pain varies, leaving clinicians struggling to assess the severity of a patient's discomfort. But APS Past President Linda M. Bartoshuk has found a way to more precisely -- and quickly -- measure the intensity of each individual's suffering. ... More>


Confidence Spills Over Across Unrelated Decisions

New research on metacognition, or “thinking about thinking,” could help to explain why people are often overconfident in their performance on perceptual or memory tasks. ... More>


Safe Crossings: The Power of Eye Contact

Considerable research has underscored the powerful effects of eye contact in social interactions, and new research suggests that these effects may extend to the road. ... More>