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Observer Article

APS Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions

The neural mechanisms for self-control, the dysfunctional side of positive emotions, and the health consequences of stigmatization are among the bodies of work being pursued by this year’s winners of the Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions. ... More>


Intuition – It’s More Than a Feeling

New research suggests that people can use gut instincts to make better, faster decisions — providing strong evidence that something like intuition does actually exist. ... 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>


Cognition at the Speed of (LED) Lights

Compared to fluorescent lights, LED lights in the workplace may provide a boost for cognition, mood, and efficiency. ... More>


Cover Story

Using Sound to Get Around

Much like bats and marine mammals, humans show a remarkable ability to navigate their surroundings by bouncing sound waves off objects, psychological science reveals. This human echolocation, says researcher Lore Thaler, is spurring new insights into neuroplasticity. ... More>