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Latest Christopher Chabris Stories

Genetics of Intelligence Remains A Riddle
2012-10-03 12:28:03

A new study from Union College shows that the genes long thought to be linked to intelligence actually appear to have no bearing on one's IQ.

2011-08-05 05:54:40

Memory may not be as powerful as many people believe.

2011-08-04 12:49:57

A new survey reveals that many people in the U.S. – in some cases a substantial majority – think that memory is more powerful, objective and reliable than it actually is.

2011-06-09 13:40:49

In a new study, researchers tested the claims of a Boston police officer who said he ran past a brutal police beating without seeing it.

2011-04-18 13:58:25

University of Utah psychologists have learned why many people experience "inattention blindness" – the phenomenon that leaves drivers on cell phones prone to traffic accidents and makes a gorilla invisible to viewers of a famous video.

2010-07-12 13:10:49

A new study finds that those who know that an unexpected event is likely to occur are no better at noticing other unexpected events – and may be even worse – than those who aren't expecting the unexpected.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.