Sensory Systems

Before Crawling and Walking, Babies Need to Get the Visual Gist of Moving Forward

Infants show developmental changes in visual motion perception about one month before they first start moving around on their own, according to new research published in Psychological Science. Psychology researcher Nobu Shirai at Niigata University and colleague Tomoko Imura at Niigata University of International and Information Studies tested a total More

Visual System ‘Prioritizes’ Information for Conscious Access

We are continuously flooded with sensory information from our physical environment – the sights, sounds, smells, feel of everything around us. We’re flooded with so much information, in fact, that we’re not consciously aware of much of it. “Considering that people are continuously presented with vast amounts of sensory information More

New Research From Psychological Science

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: Adaptation to Faces and Voices: Unimodal, Cross-Modal, and Sex-Specific Effects Anthony C. Little, David R. Feinberg, Lisa M. DeBruine, and Benedict C. Jones Past research has shown that exposure to faces can alter subsequent perceptions of novel faces. The same adaptation effect More