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2014–2015 James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowships Awarded

Sight restoration, religious diversity, and cultural influences on visual processing are among the research areas being supported by 2014–2015 James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowships. Recipients of this year’s fellowships are APS Fellow Ara Norenzayan, Ione Fine, and Todd A. Kahan. ... More>


A Closer Look at the Face in Your Toast

We often see images and words where none actually exist. Psychological scientists are taking a closer look at the neural functions behind this behavior. ... More>


Adverts on the road could be a distraction for drivers


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>