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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, pioneering cognitive psychologist Barbara Tversky of Columbia University, pictured, neurobiologist Randolf Menzel of Freie Universität Berlin in Germany, and cognitive More

Gopnik Shares Research on Parenting and Learning

Modern parents try to raise their children to become smart, successful, happy adults. But this goal-centered concept of parenting is profoundly wrong, both scientifically and practically, says psychological scientist Alison Gopnik. An internationally recognized expert in child development, Gopnik shared research on why children should be nurtured, but not shaped More

Understanding and Training Attention and the Conscious Mind

00:12 – Why Are You Not Paying Attention? Attention Capacity Limits, Individual Differences and Their Neural Basis – Nilli Lavie, University College London 24:12 – The Power of Consciousness: Hypnosis, Placebo, and Suggestion – Axel N. Cleeremans, Université Libre de Bruxelles 47:03 – Pushing the Limits of Cognitive and Neuroplasticity More

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Inside the Psychologist’s Studio: Steven Pinker

  Steven Pinker is widely regarded as one of the world’s most influential scientific scholars. His work has spanned visual cognition, children’s language development, the neural bases of words and grammar, and the psychology of cooperation and communication. And in a new installment of Inside the Psychologist’s Studio, Pinker reflects More

Inside the Psychologist’s Studio: Annette Karmiloff-Smith

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 and cognitive neuroscientist, adds that she expects developmental researchers to devote increased attention to individual More