Attention on the Brain
Research links mindfulness meditation with everything from metacognition to cortical thickness in the brain, says APS Fellow Tania Singer. She and other psychological scientists impart the latest findings from the science of paying attention.
“What is it like to be a bat?” asked philosopher Thomas Nagel in his influential 1974 essay. “I assume we all believe that bats have experience,” he continued, but can we ever understand what it
Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science
Edited by C. Nathan DeWall and David G. Myers Aimed at integrating cutting-edge psychological science into the classroom, Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science offers advice and how-to guidance about teaching a particular area of
Thinking With Gestures
Can gestures speak louder than words? APS President-Elect Susan Goldin-Meadow certainly thinks so. During her William James Fellow Award Address, Goldin-Meadow shared highlights from her seminal research on the power of gesture, beginning with the
Lindsay Becomes Interim Editor of Psychological Science
APS Fellow Eric Eich, who began serving as Editor in Chief of Psychological Science in 2013, has passed the reins to Interim Editor D. Stephen Lindsay, who began his term on July 1. Eich, a
Developing Electrophysiology Training Resources
With support from the APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science, Bukach set out to develop and test a sample event-related potential (ERP) course module complete with pedagogical slides, instructional videos, and sample data, with the larger goal of developing a full, hands-on ERP curriculum that would be especially beneficial to students at primarily undergraduate institutions.