Just thinking you have poor endurance genes changes your body
If you want to win a race or stick to a difficult diet, coaches of all kinds will tell you it’s all about “mind over matter.” But that advice rarely crosses over into the medical
Is Listening to a Book the Same Thing as Reading It?
A few years ago, when people heard I was a reading researcher, they might ask about their child’s dyslexia or how to get their teenager to read more. But today the question I get most
New Research From Psychological Science
A sample of research exploring how trait anxiety relates to attention, how choosing different career paths may shape personality development, and how attentional selection contributes to risky decision making.
Spoiler Alert! The Psychology Of Surprise Endings
Writers and filmmakers hoping to hoodwink their fans with plot twists have long known what cognitive scientists know: All of us have blind spots in the way we assess the world. We get distracted. We
Your Dog May Not Be a Genius, after All
If you are convinced your dog is a genius, you may be disappointed in the conclusions of a study just published in the journal Learning and Behavior.The study finds that dogs are cognitively quite ordinary
Bigger Brains Linked With Slightly Better Cognitive Performance
Using a larger dataset than all previous studies on the subject combined, researchers found a small connection between brain size and cognitive performance.