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Fewer Romantic Prospects May Lead to Riskier Investments

Encountering information suggesting that it may be tough to find a romantic partner shifts people’s decision making toward riskier options, researchers find. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring ebola and political attitudes, early stress and age of menarche, and top-down and bottom-up processes in the flanker task. ... More>


Brain Repurposes Itself to Learn Scientific Concepts

Using neural decoding techniques, researchers find evidence that the brain repurposes evolutionary ancient neural systems to represent new knowledge in abstract domains like physics. ... More>


Infants’ Brain Activity Shows Signs of Social Thinking

A collaboration between neuroscientists and developmental psychologists provides evidence directly linking neural responses from the motor system to overt social behavior in infants. ... More>


Observation

Brain Reconciles Sight and Sound in Different Ways

A new study investigating how the brain combines sound and vision suggests that there is no one mechanism governing the degree to which our senses work together to process information. ... More>