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How Brains Think: The Embodiment Hypothesis

Humans understand complex aspects of their day-to-day experience through their bodies, says George Lakoff. The acclaimed cognitive linguist provides a comprehensive look at the nature of embodied structures in the […]... More>

Young Children’s Self-Control and the Health and Wealth of Their Nation

Longitudinal data collected from thousands of participants from New Zealand and the United Kingdom show that childhood measures of self-discipline predict everything from personal income to the pace of physiological […]... More>

Decoding the Time Course of Conscious and Unconscious Operations

Science is teasing apart the series of distinct operations that occur in the brain as a person processes information. APS Fellow Stanislas Dehaene describes new research methods that can help […]... More>

Observer Article

Exploring Infant Cognition

Many developmental researchers contend that infants possess rather complex cognitive skills. But APS William James Fellow Nora Newcombe says her work in human spatial perception leads her to different conclusions. ... More>

Maladaptation and Resilience in Maltreated Children

At the 2014 APS Annual Convention, APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Dante Cicchetti discussed how child maltreatment affects individuals throughout the course of their lives.... More>