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Super Rare Items Are Most Likely to Be Missed

Jobs in security, medicine, and other fields require employees to identify a target in the midst of distracting information. How good are we at picking out rare but important targets? ... More>


Visual System ‘Prioritizes’ Information for Conscious Access

We are continuously flooded with visual information from our environment. A collection of new studies suggests that visual working memory may help to select which information reaches conscious awareness. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring cross-modal adaptation to faces and voices, probabilistic models of cognition, attention and recognition memory, perceptual abilities and synesthesia, and intentions and response inhibition. ... More>


“Seeing” Faces Through Touch

New research shows that we don't just see faces with our eyes — our sense of touch can also contribute to face perception. ... More>


Researchers Study Self-Knowledge (Literally)