Cognition

Psychology is coming to terms with the idea that replication is a vital ingredient in the recipe of discovery.
Being able to recognise faces well - or not - appears to be an inherited ability, according to new research to be presented at the British Psychological Society's annual con
Anxiety about a competitive situation makes even the most physically active more likely to slip-up suggests a study presented today at the British Psychological Society annual conference in Birmingham.
People swear more colourfully when they are in a emotionally aroused state; this suggests swearing is closely related to emotion.
The cognitive cost or benefit of booze depends on your genes, suggests a new study which uses a unique longitudinal data set.
Our use of laughter and swearing as forms of emotional expression are two of the topics featured in a new BPS series of audio interviews with prominent psychologists.
Children learn and understand the meaning of verbs when shown a variety of similar actions, rather than the same action repeatedly suggests research published this week in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology.
Patients with Body Dysmorphic Disorder  (BDD) could benefit from being given cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) as a form of treatment, a new study has suggested.
We often dream about what we've been doing and who we've been with, so it should come as little surprise to discover many psychotherapists dream about their clients.
A new study conducted at New York University has suggested that the capacity of the working memory should be measured by the quality of memories stored, rather than by the quantity.
Simple training in cognitive techniques may help to provide a lasting boost to the mental reasoning of elderly people and perhaps even prevent the intellectual decline that is often experienced in old age, according to a new study at Johns Hopkins
Many people would see looking at cat memes on the internet as a waste of time, but an app developer believes they could be the perfect way to help people learn new languages.
Unfortunately this workshop is now cancelled. Adopt strategies to help reduce bias and improve your decision-making whether in business or life in general to avoid poor management, failed projects and stress.
A person is less likely to experience cognitive decline later in life if they take part in and enjoy demanding activities.
Face blindness, which is otherwise known as prosopagnosia and is characterised by impairments regarding face recognition, could be temporarily improved thanks to inhalation of the hormone oxytocin.
A small number of people ‘see’ colours with different numbers and letters and this may give them an advantage at learning subtle patterns that the rest of us miss, suggests an study presented last week at the British Psychological Society’s Joint Cognitive and Developmental annual conference in Reading.
Welcome to the Cognitive Psychology Section! The Cognitive Psychology section of the British Psychological Society was formed in 1978 as a national forum for the discussion of research and issues of professional concern to cognitive psycho
Preterm birth could have a negative impact on a child's cognitive ability.
A link has been discovered between depression in Alzheimer's patients and a declining ability to handle daily activities.
A person's mental alertness can be improved with uplifting music, new research has suggested.
Chewing gum can help you stay focused for longer on tasks that require continuous monitoring. This is the finding of new research by Kate Morgan and colleagues from Cardiff University published in the British Journal of Psychology last week. 
How high altitude presents unique challenges for the human body will be discussed by Society member Dr Dominika Dykiert, University of Edinburgh, at the Edinburgh Science Festival, Saturday April 6 at 5:30.
A person's cognitive skills can be impacted when they have a cold, new research has suggested.
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