Scientists from Europe and North America share the latest findings on the promise and limitations of video games, “smart” drugs, and other tactics that people are turning to for cognitive enhancement.
A new field of research called cognitive hearing science holds particular significance for people with hearing impairments, whose inner ears don’t capture complete auditory information for the brain to process.
Researchers explore the science of what changes, and what stays the same, as we age. Topics include the lifelong impact of childhood experiences, mitochondria's powerful role in healthy aging, and the need for a new "map of life" as life expectancies increase.
The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine conducts studies and issues reports on various topics of interest to the science community and broader public. One such study of interest to psychological scientists, titled the "Decadal Survey of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias" is currently underway
Psychological scientists with expertise in aging and Alzheimer’s disease, and its related dementias are encouraged to apply for funding from the National Institute on Aging to lead workshops or short summer courses on the topic.
The technology revolution is raising new questions for both the science and the applications of psychology. Can mental health care be delivered remotely over the Internet? Can we use neuroimaging technology to adaptively control our
Developmental psychology will become increasingly interdisciplinary, incorporating genetics, cell biology, the brain, the environment, and more, APS Board Member Annette Karmiloff-Smith projects in a just-released “Inside the Psychologist’s Studio” interview. Karmiloff-Smith, a highly influential developmental
Most people carry two copies of chromosome 21, but people with Down syndrome carry three copies. This chromosome is the location of the amyloid precursor protein (APP), which produces the beta-amyloid plaques associated with Alzheimer’s