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Using Sound to Get Around

Much like bats and marine mammals, humans show a remarkable ability to navigate their surroundings by bouncing sound waves off objects, psychological science reveals. This human echolocation, says researcher Lore Thaler, is spurring new insights into neuroplasticity. ... More>

Observer Article

Making Sense

The language we speak, the families we grow up with, and the genes we are born with all shape the way each of us understands the world. A panel of scientists, including APS Secretary Gün Semin and APS Fellow Shihui Han, discusses the ongoing multidisciplinary efforts to study how humans make meaning. ... More>

Teaching Current Directions

Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science

Featured Articles: “Sniffing Out Information” and “Rise to the Challenge.” ... More>

Brains of Congenitally Deaf Reveal Plasticity of Auditory Cortex

A new neuroimaging study shows that, in people who are born deaf, the auditory cortex processes information about the visual properties of stimuli. ... More>

Observer Article

‘Significance and Remembrance’ Revisited

APS Past President James L. McGaugh reflects on how our understanding of memory consolidation has evolved in the quarter-century since he wrote the article “Significance and Remembrance: The Role of Neuromodulatory Systems” for the inaugural issue of Psychological Science. ... More>