This blog post was written by Brad Duchaine and has been crossposted from the Psychonomic Society blog. For every cognitive ability, there are individual differences, and in the new special issue of Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications (CRPI), the articles are focused on individual differences in face recognition. Given the universality of individual differences, the existence of differences in… Read more »
Monthly Archives: June 2018
This blog post was written by Vicki Bruce and has been crossposted from the Psychonomic Society blog. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications (CRPI) has released the first batch of articles in a special issue dedicated to individual differences in face recognition. Karen Lander, Markus Bindemann, and Vicki Bruce have co-organised this special issue. This post is based on the editorial… Read more »
Studying the contents of ancient Egyptian conopic jars has value for both Egyptology and biomedical research, but opening them risks destroying the precious biological contents. In a new research article published in European Radiology Experimental, researchers use medical imaging techniques to look inside these ancient vessels.
Mobile data can be (and has been) used to study a vast number of subjects related to human behavior. One of its potential applications is on epidemics, a complex field that is informed not only by healthcare, but also social interactions and human mobility. In this blog post, Stefania Rubrichi explains the context in which her team used a real mobile phone dataset in an attempt to better understand and tackle the spread of diseases. Their study was just published in the journal EPJ Data Science.
Laurent Carnis recently guest edited an article collection for the journal European Transport Research Review on the topic “Smart cities and transport infrastructures”. Here he presents the highlights of these articles and how they advance the discussion of what the cities of the future should be.1
“Now more than ever, we need to stand with refugees”: that was the United Nations’s official theme on this year’s World Refugee Day.
A desire for health and wellness is one of many (many, many) qualities common to humans, displaced or not—and in recent months, the Journal of International Humanitarian Action has published a slew of novel research relevant to the physical and emotional health of refugees.
This blog was written by Stephan Lewandowsky and crossposted from the Psychonomic Society’s blog. Those of you who are soccer fans may find the following passage easy to follow: “In a new age for football, AZ had a goal against Cambuur disallowed for a foul on the keeper after the decision was reviewed. Stijn Wuytens thought… Read more »
How long is the shadow? The relationships of family background to outcomes in adult life: results from PIAAC
How much do our families influence our lives? Do our families determine how well we do in school, which career we choose, or how much money we make? And if so, how are these advantages and disadvantages transmitted interegerationally? A new study published in Large-scale Assessments in Education attempts to answer these questions.
To kick off Academic Book Week in April, Springer Nature held a free event for researchers exploring open access (OA) books, discussing topics such as why academics publish OA books, how the impact of their research can be tracked, and the future of OA book funding. Researchers in the hard sciences are more familiar with… Read more »