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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>

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In Defense of Suzanne Corkin

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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>

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Cattell Fund to Support Research on Memory, Emotion, Learning

Environmental influences on early learning, the accuracy of eyewitness memory, and the neural underpinnings of emotional connections are among the projects that three scientists will pursue during sabbaticals supported by the James McKeen Cattell Fund. ... More>

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Remembering Earl B. ‘Buz’ Hunt

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Friends and colleagues of an acclaimed intelligence researcher celebrate his wit, charm, and scientific focus on individual differences in cognitive abilities. ... More>

Why some people are more altruistic than others