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Stereotypes Skew Our Predictions of Others’ Pains and Pleasures

Our predictions about others are less accurate when we have information about the groups they belong to, such as which political party or sports team they’re rooting for. ... More>

Want To Study More Effectively? Sleep Between Study Sessions

More Than Just Faces in a Crowd

Our capacity for remembering items that aren’t relevant to the task at hand -- such as memory for faces in a crowd -- may be greater than previously thought. ... More>

Why We Fall Prey to Misinformation

Even when we know better, we often rely on inaccurate or misleading information to make future decisions. A new review of scientific research explores the reasons why. ... More>

Sleep Makes Relearning Faster and Longer-Lasting

Getting some sleep in between study sessions may make it easier to recall what you studied and relearn what you’ve forgotten, even 6 months later. ... More>