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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring reinforcement learning and cognitive load; biases in attention; neural underpinnings of change detection; and why people choose to earn more than they need to. ... More>

Intel Science Talent Search: Social Roles Seen Through Eye Movements

The Intel Science Talent Search (Intel STS) is the nation's most prestigious pre-college science competition. Representing the field of psychological science in this year’s contest was Michael Zhang of Smithtown High School East in New York. ... More>

Visual Search Gets Real


It might not seem like it when you are looking for those missing car keys (for the third time this week), but humans are adept at visual searching. The APS 22nd Annual Convention Keynote Speaker Jeremy Wolfe discussed visual search.... More>

Eye Spy: Study Reveals We Seek New Targets During Visual Search, But Not During Other Visual Behaviors

When we look at a scene in front of us, we need to focus on the important items and be able to ignore distracting elements. Studies have suggested that inhibition […]... More>