Practice may not make perfect, but visualization might. New research shows that people who imagined a visual target before having to pick it out of a group of distracting items were faster at finding the target than those who did an actual practice run beforehand. The findings are published in More
Evidence is mounting that playing video games may be one way for people to sharpen a number of cognitive skills. One recent study found that older adults could significantly improve their ability to multi-task after playing a specially designed driving video game called NeuroRacer. Another study from researchers at the More
Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: Racial Progress as Threat to the Status Hierarchy: Implications for Perceptions of Anti-White Bias Clara L. Wilkins and Cheryl R. Kaiser Researchers have found that perceptions of racial progress have been mirrored by an increase in perceptions of discrimination against Whites. In More
Various jobs in security, medicine, and other fields require employees to pick out a target item in the midst of lots of distracting information. To complicate matters, the targets that are are most important to find – say, a weapon or a malignant tumor – are also incredibly rare. So More
Wired: A study has used data collected from a smartphone game that allows users to act as airport baggage screeners to prove that ultra-rare items are highly susceptible to search errors. Cognitive psychologists from Duke University in North Carolina analysed data collected from a game called Airport Scanner, which was More
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