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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 September 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 September 7, 2009


How to tell if your kid is addicted to the iPad

A psychologists says there are five tell-tale signs. However, many of these signs seem remarkably adult.

By October 31, 2013


Asperger's study asks: Are hackers cognitively different?

Hackers are frequently assumed to have Asperger's syndrome. Psychologists set out to see if this assumption might be true and studied HOPE and Defcon attendees over 10 years.

By September 7, 2012


iPhone app reveals that sex makes us happiest

Psychologists at Harvard publish results from their widely used Track Your Happiness iPhone app, declaring that "a wandering mind is an unhappy mind."

By November 16, 2010


Crave Talk: Consumer electronics ate my child's imagination

Leading authors, psychologists, poets and philosophers say that children are losing their imagination because of the relentless pace of modern life

By September 12, 2006


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 November 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 September 19, 2013


Microsoft's four-year brainchild: Wallop

What happens when Microsoft brings in psychologists and Web developers to create a social-networking site? You get Wallop, which lets Flash developers build personalization widgets that could cost users a buck or two. CNET's Rafe Needleman speaks with Wallop CEO Karl Jacob at DemoFall 2006.

November 1, 2007