Cognition

Putting Education Back In Educational Apps

Numerous apps are developed and available for children and many of them are marketed as “educational.” The question is…how do we know which of these thousands of apps will actually help children learn? A report published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, integrates research from scientific [...]

Are computer-based personality judgments are more accurate than those made by humans?

According to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National of Sciences (PNAS), computer predictions based on a generic digital footprint (Facebook Likes) are more accurate (r = 0.56) than those made by the participants’ Facebook friends using a personality questionnaire (r = 0.49); (ii) computer models show higher interjudge agreement; and (iii) computer [...]

How The Brain Responds to Deceptive Advertising

According to new study by a North Carolina State University researchers, several specific regions of our brains are activated in a two-part process when we are exposed to deceptive advertising. The study utilized functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to capture images of the brain while study participants were shown a series of print advertisements. The [...]