Decades at the forefront of attention research have convinced APS William James Fellow Michael I. Posner that attention can literally save lives: He witnessed a group of smokers reduce their cigarette consumption by 60% after just 2 weeks of mindfulness training. He confirmed an increase in brain activity in areas related to self-control among these study participants. Posner’s Keynote Address kicked off the the 27th APS Annual Convention in New York City, where 5,300 attendees met to discuss cutting-edge research on behavioral development, attention, clinical interventions, and more.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has released a consensus report on reproducibility and replicability in science. More
APS has joined many scientific organizations, other groups, and lawmakers in calling for more support for NSF in the upcoming year. More