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Letter/Observer Forum

When the Whites of the Eyes are Red or Yellow

APS Fellow Robert R. Provine examines how the whites of the eyes affect people's perception of an individual's health and attractiveness. ... More>


Seeing and Perceiving

Considered one of the world’s most influential cognitive psychologists, Anne Treisman developed a classic psychological model of human visual attention. The feature integration theory of attention proposes a two-stage model for […]... More>


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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring speech rate and word recognition, infants' perception of infant speech sounds, and genetic contributions to perception of ambiguous visual patterns. ... More>


Language, Mind, and Human Nature

Hailed as one of the world’s most influential people, experimental psychologist Steven Pinker’s interests span all aspects of language, mind, and human nature. In his classic book The Language Instinct, […]... More>