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Framing Spatial Tasks as Social Eliminates Gender Differences

Women underperform on certain spatial tests when they don’t expect to do as well as men, but framing the tests as social tasks eliminates the gender gap in performance. ... More>

Babies’ Spatial Reasoning Predicts Later Math Skills

Findings from a longitudinal study show that spatial reasoning measured in infancy predicts how children do at math at four years of age. ... More>

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How Rats, Bats, Bees, and People Navigate Their Worlds

Creatures ranging from honeybees to humans possess an innate mental map that allows them to navigate the world. In a symposium organized by APS President C. Randy Gallistel, Nobel laureate Edvard Moser and APS Fellows Randolf Menzel, Barbara G. Tversky, and Russell A. Epstein discuss how behavioral, cognitive, and brain sciences are charting a new course toward understanding the cognitive map. ... More>

Observer Article

Sizing Up Magnitude

In an interdisciplinary symposium, “The Origins and Consequences of Magnitude Estimation,” at the 2016 APS Annual Convention in Chicago, four speakers discussed a diverse sampling of new research on the basic mechanisms and biases that underlie our appraisals and approximations. ... More>

Scientists Explore the Brain’s Navigational Capacity

Participants in the 2016 Presidential Symposium hosted by APS President C. Randy Gallistel included Nobel Laureate Edvard Moser of Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience and Norwegian University of Science and Technology, […]... More>