The 5th FPR-UCLA Interdisciplinary Conference will be held October 19-20, 2012 at UCLA. The theme will be Culture, Mind, and Brain: Emerging Concepts, Methods, Applications. For more information visit: http://www.thefpr.org/conference2012/index.php More
Most doctors don’t recommend Tylenol for a broken heart or a supportive friend for a headache. But an article published by Janet Taylor Spence Award recipient Naomi I. Eisenberger in the February 2012 edition of Current Directions in Psychological Science shows there is a growing body of evidence that social More
After reading Mahzarin Banaji’s (2011) article in the Observer calling APS members to action, I was sold on using the APS Wikipedia Initiative (APSWI) as a classroom tool. It was just a matter of waiting until the right course came along. When I was scheduled to teach a graduate class More
What effect does music have on the brain, and what can music teach us about the brain? In this video 24th APS Annual Convention Speaker Aniruddh Patel and music therapist Barbara Reuer speak with David Granet of the University of California’s Health Matters about music, cognition, and health. Scientists are More
Wilhelm Hofmann is a psychological scientist at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. We invited our Facebook and Twitter followers to submit their questions to Hofmann on self-control and temptation. Below are his answers: In your study, did you ask people what they craved or liked, or did More
Imagine waking up every morning for 50 years without any recollection of what you had done or whom you had met the day before. Henry Gustaf Molaison — known only as HM prior to his death in 2008 — experienced this degree of amnesia after a brain surgery in 1953 More
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