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Framing Spatial Tasks as Social Eliminates Gender Differences

Women underperform on certain spatial tests when they don’t expect to do as well as men, but framing the tests as social tasks eliminates the gender gap in performance. ... More>

Some Brains Have a Motion Blind Spot

A surprisingly high proportion of people may have a form of motion blindness agnosia, in which sensory information about moving objects is not properly interpreted by the brain. ... More>

Teens’ Memory for Faces Shifts Toward Peers During Puberty

Adolescents begin to view faces differently as they prepare for the transition to adulthood, showing a bias that shifts toward peers in the same stage of pubertal development. ... More>

The science of why drivers slow down for Pittsburgh tunnels

Observer Article

On One’s Own Time

This is a photo of APS Fellow Laura L. Carstensen.

In various experiments, APS Fellow Laura L. Carstensen and colleagues have demonstrated that people’s preferences for deepening relationships and avoiding risks intensify as their time horizons shorten. Carstensen joined APS Fellows Daniel L. Schacter and Dan P. McAdams and others to talk about time perception through the perspectives of cognitive, social, and developmental sciences. ... More>