Cognition

The Annual Cognitive Section Conference is the principal means by which the Section serves its membership and this year’s event was held in September at Keele University.
Neuropsychologists in The Netherlands and the UK have documented the curious case of a 62-year-old stroke patient whose brain damage affected her perception of familiar faces whilst leaving her perception of unfamiliar faces intact.
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The Section is pleased to announce their 2012 conference will be taking place at the Menzies Hotel, Glasgow.
The ability of how well a person is able to maintain friendships may be partly dependent on their brain size.
Experimental psychologist Professor Bruce Hood, director of the Bristol Cognitive Development Centre at the University of Bristol, will give this year’s Royal Institution Christmas Lectures.
Our perception of the world is so restricted by the brain's finite attentional resources that large changes to the visual scene can occur without us noticing.
The brain has its own jukebox - a personal sound system for your private listening pleasure. The downside is that it has a mind of its own.
Music can influence how wine tastes, a study has found. The research, which appears in the Society’s British Journal of Psychology, was undertaken by Professor Adrian North, a Chartered Psychologist from Heriot Watt University. Professor North examined the taste perceptions of 250 students as they drank wine and listened to music.
The ubiquity of iPhones, iPads and other miniature computers promises to revolutionise research in cognitive science, helping to overcome the discipline's over-dependence on testing Western, educated participants in lab settings.
Memory may not be as reliable, powerful or objective as many people assume, new research has suggested. Appearing in the journal PLoS ONE, the investigation found individuals are often mistaken regarding their intuitions about the mind.
Eye-catching studies that didn't make the final cut:College students aren't very accurate at judging how drunk they are.
People with synaesthesia experience odd sensations that make it seem as though their neural wires are crossed.
Two psychologists are to share the 2010 Outstanding Doctoral Research award, presented by the British Psychological Society's Research Board.
People who learn a musical instrument may find the activity is likely to result in a number of benefits when they get older.
People of either sex who throw things in anger are more likely to be perceived as male, whilst those who throw in sadness are more likely to be judged as female.
Why do so many people, including many science teachers, continue to find value and appeal in Intelligent Design (ID) - the pseudoscientific account of life's origins that mainstream science has rejected?
Memory does not work like a video tape, but is rather constructive and reconstructive, an expert has said.
We humans can recognise things from different angles and orientations.
When the British acid house band The KLF videoed the burning of a million pounds in 1994 on the Isle of Jura, they might not have realised it, but they were likely activating the left hemisphere t
The Cognitive Psychology Section provides a forum to exchange ideas and promote resea
A healthy diet is imperative for dementia sufferers, it has been claimed.
Magicians trick us with their sleights of hand, reaching for objects that aren't there and pretending to drop others that they've really kept hold of.
Imagine you're in a room with four people, one is lip-snarling angry, the others are calm. Who among them would you consider the most likely to think rationally?
The next time you're struggling to solve a creative problem, try solving it for someone else.
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