Cognitive Psychology

Are You Smarter Than A Chimpanzee?

What makes humans special? What makes us different from animals?   “Are You Smarter Than A Chimpanzee?” is Ben Ambridge’s entertaining, illuminating new book that has a surprising answer. Really,…

Can you train your way to a smarter brain?

Experts such as chess masters and professional musicians possess superior cognitive ability compared to the general population. As such, some researchers have proposed that playing chess or learning music is an effective…

Where Do Brains Come From

Obviously the brains we have in our heads develop from conception to death but where do the brains we use for research come from? It is important for researches to…

The Doorway Effect

The doorway effect is that temporary memory lapse we experience when we forgot what we came for. Everyone experiences them and they are extremely annoying. Radvansky, Krawietz and Tamplin (2010)…

How Chess Helps You Academically

Chess is not a game that sounds appealing to everybody, however it may be worth trying to help enhance your academic ability. Professor Fernand Gobet (UoL) and doctoral student Giovanni…

A New Glimpse Into Working Memory

When you hold in mind a sentence you have just read or a phone number you’re about to dial, you’re engaging a critical brain system known as working memory. For the past several…