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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring attention to losses, filtering mechanisms in visual working memory, inhibition in feature-based attention, control over gains/losses, and pathways for spatial and temporal touch. ... More>


Super Rare Items Are Most Likely to Be Missed

Jobs in security, medicine, and other fields require employees to identify a target in the midst of distracting information. How good are we at picking out rare but important targets? ... More>


Study: smartphone game shows baggage screeners likely to miss ultra-rare items


Can Gamers help protect flights and airports?


Failure to Replicate the Mehta and Zhu (2009) Color Effect

Mehta and Zhu (2009) reported several studies in Science on the effects of the colors red and blue over a series of cognitive tasks. Kenneth M. Steele shares his lab’s failure to replicate parts of this study at the 25th APS Annual Convention. ... More>