APS 17th Annual Convention (2005)

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Becoming Symbol-Minded

“Our symbolic ability is our defining characteristic of what it means to be a human being,” according to APS Fellow Judy DeLoache. “It’s what gives us our incredible cognitive power,” and is one of the core intelligence factors that separate people from animals. But it doesn’t come naturally. Learning to More

Animated Expressions

One of the buzz-generating highlights of the APS Annual Convention in Los Angeles was an “animated” roundtable discussion between Pete Docter of Pixar Animation Studios and two giants (you might even call them Incredibles) of emotion research, Paul Ekman, University of California, San Francisco and Dacher Keltner, University of California More

Liar, Liar, Brains on Fire

Richard Milhouse Nixon, perhaps the most recognizable public deceiver of the 20th century, once said, “I don’t know anything about lie detectors, other than that they scare the hell out of people.” As one of the nation’s leading researchers on the topic, John J. B. Allen, University of Arizona, knows More