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Cognitive psychologists are giddy over smartphones

Collecting data via smartphones could solve several problems cognitive psychologists encounter when trying to study people with as little bias as possible, new research suggests.

By Sep. 29, 2011


Psychologist: Facebook makes you smarter, Twitter makes you dumber

According to a psychologist, Facebook, video games, and Sudoku enhance intelligence, whereas Twitter, texting, and YouTube actually reduce it.

By Sep. 7, 2009


Google doodles Rorschach's inkblots: What does it all mean?

The man who suggested that inkblots might mean far more than you imagined is Friday's subject for Google veneration. And you can participate.

By Nov. 7, 2013


Stroop test app screens for cognitive dysfunction

A dysfunction found in some patients with cirrhosis is normally difficult to diagnose due to extremely subtle symptoms. But a free smartphone app could change that.

By Sep. 19, 2013


'Mind-reading' technology can reconstruct faces from the viewer's brain

Researchers at Yale have developed a method of reconstructing faces locked in the memories of other people.

By Mar. 31, 2014


Electric 'thinking cap' speeds learning

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have created a "thinking cap" that electrically stimulates the brain to increase its ability to learn from mistakes.

By Mar. 26, 2014


Researchers build pub to find out why people get hammered

A UK university wants to understand why people get drunk. So it spent $33,000 on a pub laboratory with microphones and hidden cameras to solve a great human mystery. (Maybe not so much of a mystery?)

By Feb. 18, 2014