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Could Video Chats Be Good For Your Infant?

Why You Should Break Up With Your Smartphone During Lunch Breaks

Scrolling through apps on a smartphone might actually sap cognitive resources rather than restoring them during breaks. ... More>

NSF Seeks Grant Proposals for Research Program

The National Science Foundation is seeking grant proposals for its Smart & Connected Communities program. Applicants for funding are expected to pursue research activities studying how inhabitants of communities are […]... More>

Cover Story

Robots for Research

This is a photo of the cover of the October Observer.

Childlike robots are increasingly at the center of a unique form of integrative science, bringing together experts in robotics, neuroscience, linguistics, and child development. ... More>

Observer Article

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>