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Brief Memory Test ‘Ages’ Older Adults

Research suggests that a simple memory test can have a noticeable impact on how old some older adults feel, aging them about five years in the span of five minutes. ... More>


Larry Jacoby

Washington University in St. Louis William James Fellow Award Larry Jacoby is one of the world’s foremost researchers on memory — specifically on the distinction between consciously controlled and automatic […]... More>


The Unconscious Has a Mind of Its Own

Consciousness is a very popular topic in psychological science, but new research suggests that we’ve been underestimating what unconsciousness is capable of. A study published in Psychological Science shows that the unconscious mind is more intricate and sophisticated than we think.... More>


Psychologists Discover We’ve Been Underestimating the Unconscious Mind

What does consciousness do? Theories vary, but most neurologists and cognitive psychologists agree that we need awareness for integration. That is, unconscious processing can take in one object or word at a time. But when it comes to pulling together disparate stimuli into a coherent, complex scene, consciousness gets to work.... More>