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New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring deafness and multisensory integration; the psychological refractory period; fixation points in face identification; rituals and prosociality; and orthographic processing in baboons. ... More>

New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of exciting new research on memory recently published in Psychological Science. ... More>

Brain Stores Objects by Color, Too

How do we know what a lemon is, or a baseball? “Theories that explain how our brains store knowledge say that similar knowledge is stored in similar places. So things that are related - in how they look, how they smell, and so on - should overlap in the brain,” says Eiling Yee of the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain, & Language. In other words, the same part of your brain might store the information that both lemons and canaries are yellow. ... More>

Thinking outside the box DOES boost creativity: Cramped work spaces produce few ‘lightbulb moments’ for employees

To “Think Outside the Box”, Think Outside the Box

Want to think outside the box? Try actually thinking outside of a box. In a study to be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, researchers had students think up solutions to problems while acting out various metaphors about creative thinking and found that the instructions actually worked. ... More>