Cognition

The British Psychological Society welcomes the announcement by Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander that extra funding will be provided to improve mental health services in England in this week’s Budget.
The inaugural International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) takes place at the historic Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam, The Netherlands this week, 12-14 March 2015.The British Psychological Society, in partnership with Wiley, has organised a symposium on “Memory therapeutics: Translating advances in the fundamental science of memory into novel interventions in education and health”.
Championing the active role of mental health service users in research and influencing increased access to cognitive behavioural therapies are just two of the topics under discussion in the latest additions to the British Psychological Society's audio interview series.
People are more likely to process information in an analytical way if they are in a negative mood, a new study has found.
We've all had that experience of going purposefully from one room to another, only to get there and forget why we made the journey.
Older people's mental health and wellbeing could be improved if they are taught how to use social media, a new study has suggested.
Speaking two languages since childhood does not delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease, a new study published in the British Journal of Neuropsychology has found.
Anxiety can make people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) more susceptible to Alzheimer's disease, a new study has found.
Conservatives and liberals judge scientific evidence on the basis of whether the potential impact on policy is "politically desirable", a new study has conclude
Musical training can help to enhance a person's cognitive abilities, a new study has revealed.
People with chronic pain react strongly to words that draw attention to their condition, according to a new study.
How social and communication difficulties faced by children with autism may affect their development will be explored in the annual joint BPS/BA free lecture this evening from 6pm to 7:15pm at the British Academy in London.
Older people who are able to identify visual clues are more likely to retain their mental sharpness, according to a new study.
A team at the University of York's Department of Psychology have devised a model based on people's physical features that can accurately predict whether or not first impressions will be favourable.
Suspects of crime could be given away by their eyes, new research suggests.
The extent to which environmental factors influence how people subconsciously select a partner has been highlighted as part of a new study.
Older people could improve their cognitive functions if they regularly engage in hatha yoga, according to a new study.
Regularly eating fruit and vegetables may help people feel engaged and that their life is purposeful and meaningful, a study from the British Journal of H
People who experience lucid dreams are likely to be better problem-solvers while they are awake than their counterparts who do not, according to a new study.
A person who is suffering from depression might experience a further blow to their self-confidence if they consider themselves to be afflicted by a mental illness.
The reading skills of disadvantaged children can be enhanced if they undergo musical training, a new study has found.
Environmental distractions are more likely to impair the memory and cognitive processes of older people than their younger counterparts, a new
People's cognitive biases can lead to the content of a narrative altering over time, a study has found.
Children and adults who learn musical instruments could enjoy improved cognitive function, a new study has suggested.
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