Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • New digital games aim to boost memory, inhibition control and cognitive flexibility in adolescents and teens

    New digital games aim to boost memory, inhibition control and cognitive flexibility in adolescents and teens

  • Scientists are still only beginning to understand the biological and genetic consequences of opioid addiction

  • Researchers from UCSB and NASA team up to study monitoring failures in the cockpit — even among experienced pilots

  • Each element of the anger face makes the person expressing it appear physically stronger and more formidable

  • UCSB expert on stigma and self-esteem receives Scientific Impact Award from the Society for Experimental Social Psychology

  • New Caledonian Crow

    UCSB researcher shows that New Caledonian crows can perform as well as 7- to 10-year-olds on cause-and-effect water displacement tasks

  • Peaceful cooperation can reduce or eliminate the nonconscious tendency to categorize people by race, say UCSB social scientists

  • $20-million Head Health Challenge seeks to improve the safety of athletes, soldiers and others who sustain mild traumatic brain injury

  • When women who perceive themselves as overweight are exposed to weight-stigmatizing news articles, they are less able to control their eating afterward than are women who don’t perceive themselves that way.

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