News tagged with cognitive psychology

Why is language unique to humans?

New research published today in Journal of the Royal Society Interface suggests that human language was made possible by the evolution of particular psychological abilities.

Sep 19, 2013 2.4 / 5 (7) 16 | with audio podcast

Neuroscience joins cryptography

(Phys.org) -- Security experts are turning to cognitive psychology for fresh ideas on authentication. Hristo Bojinov of Stanford University and others on his team have a new authentication design based on ...

Jul 19, 2012 4.5 / 5 (2) 3 | with audio podcast report

Evolution of the evolutionarily minded

In the century and a half since Charles Darwin's publication of The Origin of Species, evolutionary theory has become the bedrock of modern biology, yet its application to the understanding of the human mind remains controversial. ...

Jul 19, 2011 4.8 / 5 (5) 7

What drugs do to the brain

Drug abuse is probably linked to an in-built tendency to act without thinking, as shown by studies of siblings of chronic stimulant users, a leading neuroscientist will claim this week.

Mar 17, 2011 3.7 / 5 (9) 6 | with audio podcast