Semantic Memory

Newcombe to Discuss Integrative Approach to Cognitive Science in Convention Speech

Temple University psychologist Nora Newcombe has received a 2014 William James lifetime achievement award from APS, in honor of her role in advancing the field of cognitive science. Newcombe will deliver her award address, “Resolving the Nativist-Empiricist Debate: A Neoconstructivist Approach to Cognitive Development,” at the 26th APS Annual Convention More

The Cars

The Colbert Report: Stephen: But now there’s a modern way to cram all the data into our sense holes, and it brings us to tonight’s Word: Head in the Cloud. Folks, to deal with information overload the human brain uses something called transactive memory, relying on friends and family to More

Dial ‘5683’ for Love: Dialing Certain Numbers on a Cell Phone Changes Your Emotional State

A psychological scientist in Germany has found a way that cell phones, and specifically texting, have hacked into our brains. Just by typing the numbers that correspond to the letters in a word like “love,” we can activate the meaning of that word in our minds. The results are published More