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Playing Action Video Games Boosts Visual Motor Skill Underlying Driving

Playing action-based video games may boost players’ ability to coordinate incoming visual information with their motor control, a skill critical to driving. ... More>

Do Monkeys Know When They Don’t Know Something?

A new study shows that rhesus monkeys, like humans, are able to spontaneously recognize when they are ignorant and need to seek out more information. ... More>

How We Explain Things Shapes What We Think Is Right

Explaining why people give roses for Valentine’s Day in terms of inherent traits (roses are pretty) instead of context (advertisers promote roses) predisposes us to assume the practice is good. ... More>

New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new articles exploring the relationship between divorce-related distress and blood pressure reactivity and reanalysis of findings using Bayesian evidence synthesis. ... More>

Is Success in Our Genes?

Two new studies identify genetic variations that can be used to predict small differences in career success, ranging from income to job stability. ... More>