The New Yorker: In the early nineteen-nineties, David Poeppel, then a graduate student at M.I.T. (and a classmate of mine)—discovered an astonishing thing. He was studying the neurophysiological basis of speech perception, and a new technique had just come into vogue, called positron emission tomography (PET). About half a dozen More

The New York Times: This fall, science writers have made sport of yet another instance of bad neuroscience. The culprit this time is Naomi Wolf; her new book, “Vagina,” has been roundly drubbed for misrepresenting the brain and neurochemicals like dopamine and oxytocin. Earlier in the year, Chris Mooney raised More

APS Fellow Kurt Pawlik, University of Hamburg, Germany, has received the 2012 APA Outstanding Psychologist Award for distinguished contributions to global psychology. Pawlik, who has been a professor at the University of Hamburg since March 1965, has researched a myriad of topics over his 45 year career, including the physiological More

The New York Times: ARE you responsible for your behavior if your brain “made you do it”? Often we think not. For example, research now suggests that the brain’s frontal lobes, which are crucial for self-control, are not yet mature in adolescents. This finding has helped shape attitudes about whether More

Registration is now open for “Unveiling the NIH Toolbox,” a free scientific conference September 10 – 11 presenting the NIH Toolbox for Assessment of Neurological and Behavioral Function — a set of brief but comprehensive neurological and behavioral health measurements designed for use particularly in large-scale research studies such as More