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Believing That Others Understand Helps Us Feel That We Do, Too

Our sense of what we know about something is increased when we learn that others around us understand it, consistent with the idea of a “community of knowledge.” ... More>

Adults Value Overcoming Temptation, Kids Value Moral Purity

The ability to appreciate the moral conflicts that people grapple with before overcoming temptation may depend on your age. ... More>

The Weak Evidence Behind Brain-Training Games

Brain-Training Claims Not Backed by Science, Report Shows

A team of scientists puts the claims behind brain-training games and apps to the test, providing a comprehensive review of the scientific studies cited by brain-training proponents. ... More>

Observer Article

In Defense of Suzanne Corkin

This is a portrait of Suzanne Corkin.

Joining a chorus of leading psychological researchers and brain scientists, APS Fellows Howard Eichenbaum and Elizabeth Kensinger refute a journalist’s critical depiction of an esteemed pioneer in cognitive neuroscience. ... More>