Read about new research on cognitive processes – including processes involved in learning, theory of mind, and cognitive control – published in Psychological Science, Current Directions in Psychological Science, and Perspectives on Psychological Science. Cognitive Load Disrupts Implicit Theory-of-Mind Processing Dana Schneider, Rebecca Lam, Andrew P. Bayliss, and Paul E. More

The Epoch Times: Adults rely heavily on verbal labels to identify objects and understand the world around them, and scientists have long believed that children’s minds work the same way. A new study from Ohio State University, however, suggests otherwise. “As adults, we know that words are very predictive,” said More

A Functional Role for the Motor System in Language Understanding: Evidence From Theta-Burst Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Roel M. Willems, Ludovica Labruna, Mark D’Esposito, Richard Ivry, and Daniel Casasanto Previous studies have revealed that motor areas of the brain can be activated when people read or listen to action words. To More

Gender stereotypes suggest that men are usually tough and women are usually tender. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds these stereotypes have some real bodily truth for our brains; when people look at a gender-neutral face, they are more likely More