Cancer and the Threat of Death (2007)

Full title: Cancer and the Threat of Death: The Cognitive Dynamics of Death-Thought Suppression and Its Impact on Behavioral Health Intentions Learning that one has cancer is a terrifying thought. A natural reaction would be to suppress that thought, which can affect the way we approach and seek treatment. This study investigates the cognitive association between […]

Brain Bases for Auditory Stimulus-Driven Figure–Ground Segregation (2011)

Notice how you tend to selectively pick out a specific sound (e.g. your name) from a crowd of other sounds? Teki et. al (2011) developed a new stimulus to capture the complexity of natural acoustic scenes like these. By integrating the patterns over time and frequency, they demonstrate that human listeners are remarkably sensitive to […]