Does Concentration Blunt Our Sense of Smell?
A study indicates that when we’re distracted by something visual, we can actually miss an unrelated smell.
Myth: We Are In Touch With Reality
Students learn that what they view as “real” is but one version of reality, which can vary radically from the experience of other people.
Imagining an Object Can Change How We Hear Sounds Later
Research shows that you don’t need to see an actual object to experience the “ventriloquist illusion” and its aftereffect. Simply imagining the object produces the same illusory results.
Call for Papers for 34th Meeting of the International Society for Psychophysics
The 34th Meeting of the International Society of Psychophysics will take place August 20th-24th, 2018, at Leuphana University in Lueneburg, Germany. The annual meeting is intended to serve as a venue for discussion and debate
New Research From Psychological Science
A sample of new research exploring the distinction between false memory and false belief and how percepts are unified across the left and right visual fields.
‘I Feel Your Pain’: The Neuroscience of Empathy
Observing someone else in anguish can evoke a deep sense of distress and sadness — almost as if it’s happening to us. APS Fellow Ying-yi Hong and other scientists identify some of the regions of the brain responsible for this sense of interconnectedness.