Strategic Studying Limits the Costs of Divided Attention

Multitasking while studying may impair overall memory for the study material, but your ability to strategically identify and remember the most important information may stay intact, according to new findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the...

Memory for stimulus sequences distinguishes humans from other animals

Humans possess many cognitive abilities not seen in other animals, such as a full-blown language capacity as well as reasoning and planning abilities. Despite these differences, however, it has been difficult to identify specific mental capacities that distinguish humans from other animals. Researchers at Stockholm University and the City University of New York (CUNY) have now discovered that humans have a much better memory to recognize and remember sequential information.

How puberty prepares adolescents for adulthood through changing face perceptions

While the five senses help us to navigate through our world, how we perceive the faces we see is critical to becoming successful socially, says Penn State researcher Suzy Scherf, who is heading up a five-year project investigating adolescent-specific changes in face processing before, during and after pubertal development.

Bilingual Children Are Better at Recognizing Voices

Bilingual children are better than their monolingual peers at perceiving information about who is talking, including recognizing voices, according to a new NYU Steinhardt study. The findings, published in the journal Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, suggest yet...
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