Read about the latest research on vision published in Psychological Science. A Bayesian Optimal Foraging Model of Human Visual Search Matthew S. Cain, Edward Vul, Kait Clark, and Stephen R. Mitroff When searching displays containing an unknown number of targets, it can be difficult to know when to stop searching. More
OppNet, NIH’s Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network, announces the first of its two FY2013 RFAs: Basic behavioral research on multisensory processing (R21): http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-EY-13-001.html Application due date: October 31, 2012, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. Purpose: This RFA encourages research grant applications investigating multisensory processing in More
Read about the latest research on sensation and perception published in Psychological Science. Discrimination and Categorization of Actions by Pigeons Yael Asen and Robert G. Cook Recognizing different types of behaviors is essential for an animal’s survival. In this study, researchers examined if and how pigeons classify actions by training More
APS Past President Linda Bartoshuk is a leading taste researcher at the University of Florida. We invited our Facebook and Twitter followers to ask Bartoshuk questions about her research – here is what she had to say: Is there a link between supertasters and people who have phantom taste, since More
Memory and smell are intertwined; it’s through memory that we learn to remember smells, and disorders that take away memory also take away the ability to distinguish scents. Some of this learning starts even before we are born, when fetuses learn about their mother’s preferences through the amniotic fluid. Flavor More
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