Psychological Science

Psychology & Psychiatry

Baby and adult brains 'sync up' during play, study finds

Have you ever played with a baby and felt a sense of connection, even though they couldn't yet talk to you? New research suggests that you might quite literally be "on the same wavelength," experiencing similar brain activity ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Do people transmit happiness by smell?

As emotions go, happiness usually hides in plain sight: seen in a broad smile, heard in a raucous laugh, felt in a big hug.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Brain training may help avoid civilian casualties

Although firing a gun seems like one action, it is made up of many smaller decisions and movements that require coordination between multiple brain areas.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Imagination beats practice in boosting visual search performance

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 ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Two languages offer two 'minds' for bilinguals

(Medical Xpress)—If you meet someone who speaks another language that you do not understand, you may not just miss what is being said but what is being perceived. Prof. Panos Athanasopoulos of Lancaster University works ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Implications of dual-tasking on dementia research

You turn the street corner and bump into an old friend. After the initial greetings and exclamations of "It's so good to see you!" and "Has it been that long?", your friend inquires as to where you are going. You wave your ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Parent-child interactions contribute to language success

A new study co-authored by a UT Dallas professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences details that the quality of interactions between young children and their parents is just as important—if not more important—as ...

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