Sensory Systems

Echolocation Acts as Substitute Sense for Blind People

Human echolocation operates as a viable “sense,” working in tandem with other senses to deliver information to people with visual impairment, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Ironically, the proof for the vision-like qualities of echolocation came from blind echolocators wrongly More

New Research From Psychological Science

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: Replicability and Robustness of Genome-Wide-Association Studies for Behavioral Traits Cornelius A. Rietveld, Dalton Conley, Nicholas Eriksson, Tonu Esko, Sarah E. Medland, Anna A. E. Vinkhuyzen, Jian Yang, Jason D. Boardman, Christopher F. Chabris, Christopher T. Dawes, Benjamin W. Domingue, David A. Hinds More

New Research From Psychological Science

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: Body Movement Selectively Shapes the Neural Representation of Musical Rhythms Baptiste Chemin, André Mouraux, and Sylvie Nozaradan Although movement is thought to shape the processing of sensory inflow, it is still not well understood how or whether movement shapes perception in the More

New Research From Psychological Science

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: Social-Network Complexity in Humans Is Associated With the Neural Response to Social Information Sarah L. Dziura and James C. Thompson  Research has suggested that with an increase in the complexity of humans’ social groups comes a corresponding enhancement of the brain areas More

The Fake-Tongue Illusion

The New Yorker: The tongue in the title of Oxford University’s Crossmodal Research Laboratory’s new paper, “The Butcher’s Tongue Illusion,” does not come from a butcher shop. “I actually just ordered the most normal-looking rubber tongue from a magic store,” Charles Michel, the report’s lead author and a professionally trained chef More

New Research From Psychological Science

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: State and Trait Effects on Individual Differences in Children’s Mathematical Development Drew H. Bailey, Tyler W. Watts, Andrew K. Littlefield, and David C. Geary  Research indicating a relationship between children’s early math achievement and their later math achievement seems to be at More