‘There’s a Temptation to Lump Octogenarians Together’: What You Should Know About Work and Aging-Brain Health
In the upper echelons of politics, there’s no shortage of men and women working well past the conventional retirement age. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who turns 90 next month, has said she won’t seek reelection in
Brain-to-Brain Synchrony Between Students and Teachers Predicts Learning
Monitoring of students’ brain activity shows that “getting on the same wavelength” within groups of students and between students and their teacher is predictive of learning outcomes.
I Jumped Out of a Plane to Learn the Benefits of Stress
I’m sitting in the back of the plane when the pilot announces we’ve reached maximum altitude. One of the crew gets up and – somewhat theatrically – slides open the side of the plane. In
A Decoder That Uses Brain Scans to Know What You Mean — Mostly
Scientists have found a way to decode a stream of words in the brain using MRI scans and artificial intelligence. The system reconstructs the gist of what a person hears or imagines, rather than trying
Artificial Intelligence: Your Thoughts and Concerns
APS members weigh in on the biggest opportunities and/or ethical challenges involving AI within the field of psychological science. Will we witness vast and constructive cross-fertilization—or “a dystopian cyberpunk corporation-led hellscape”?
Hearing is Believing: Sounds Can Alter Our Visual Perception
Audio cues can not only help us to recognize objects more quickly but can even alter our visual perception. That is, pair birdsong with a bird and we see a bird—but replace that birdsong with a squirrel’s chatter, and we’re not quite so sure what we’re looking at.