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Take Notes by Hand for Better Long-Term Comprehension

Dust off those Bic ballpoints and college-ruled notebooks — research shows that taking notes by hand comes out on top for remembering conceptual information over the long term. ... More>


ADHD Drug May Help Preserve Our Self-Control Resources

Having to exert self-control on one task seems to deplete our ability to exercise self-control on later tasks, but methylphenidate may block this so-called "regulatory depletion." ... More>


Speed-Reading Apps May Impair Reading Comprehension by Limiting Ability to Backtrack

New speed-reading apps eliminate the time we supposedly waste moving our eyes as we read. But these eye movements are critical to our ability to understand what we’ve read. ... More>


People Selectively Remember the Details of Atrocities That Absolve In-Group Members

Conversations about wartime atrocities often omit important details, and these omissions can lead people to remember the events differently depending on their social group membership. ... More>


Classifying Cognitive Style Across Disciplines

Various fields have developed diverse approaches to understanding the way people process information.  A new report from psychological scientists aims to integrate approaches across disciplines by offering a new, integrated framework of cognitive styles that bridges different terminologies, concepts, and approaches. ... More>