Andreana explains that racial anxiety may alter time perception for some white Americans, approaching black people may cause time expansion effects.
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Stacey Sinclair discovers that in situations where people feel uncertain or want to be liked, they shift their behavior to match the values of the surrounding group.
Professor Adele Goldberg uses a brain scanner to figure out how subjects processed metaphors and whether or not people implicitly imagine the physical sensation behind a metaphor as they use them.
Our world is a constant stream of sensations and thoughts that flood our mind. Without an ability to selectively filter this flood, our minds would be chaos. This ability to select is ‘attention’ and is critical to almost all cognitive functions, such as memory, language, and decision making. In a special issue of Neuron on cognitive architectures, Sabine Kastner and Tim Buschman propose a novel unified theory of attention that integrates the wide-ranging body of literature on attention, describing how the brain controls attention, how attention acts to filter representations in th
Assistant Professor Casey Lew-Williams examines how young children learn language, including studying children learning multiple languages, children growing up in poverty and children with communication disorders.