Straight up great lines: The impact of gravity on preferences

New pubcast is available!

In this pubcast “Straight up great lines: The impact of gravity on preferences” I interview Dr Elisa Raffaella Ferrè and Ms Maria Gallagher. The topic of their paper is how gravity impacts what we find attractive. And it’s a completely new way to think about what goes into our preferences. Grab a pint and join us!

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How verbal descriptions, not sleep, impact eyewitness decisions

Mr David Morgan guest hosts! He interviews Dr Travis Seale-Carlisle and me on our paper with Dr Brent Wilson on how verbal descriptions impact eyewitness decisions.

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CRPI Special Issue: Effects of Neuroscience Explanations

Effects of Neuroscience Explanations

A Special Issue /Article Collection

for Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications (CRPI)

Co-organizers: Woo-kyoung Ahn (

                          Deena Weisberg (

As neuroscience progresses, laypeople are increasingly exposed to neuroscience explanations for human behaviors. The purpose of this collection of papers is to examine how neuroscience explanations for human behaviors affect our judgments, inferences, and cognition in general, and/or what might be the underlying mechanisms for such effects. Papers may be empirical studies on effects of neuroscience explanations; theoretical or tutorial reviews of papers on this topic; or theoretical papers on why neuroscience explanations may affect our cognition in certain ways.

Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications is the Open Access journal of the Psychonomic Society. CRPI publishes new empirical and theoretical work covering all areas of Cognition, with a special emphasis on use-inspired basic research: fundamental research that grows from hypotheses about real-world problems. We expect that authors will be able to explain in a Significance section how their basic research serves to advance our understanding of the cognitive aspects of a problem with real-world applications. As with all Psychonomic Society journals, submissions to CRPI are subject to rigorous peer review.

Please send an email by July 31st to if you are interested in submitting a manuscript or if you would like to discuss the appropriateness of your submission for this Special Issue. If you have great use-inspired basic research that does not happen to concern this topic, please feel free to submit it for consideration as a regular contribution to the journal.

For manuscripts accepted for the special issue, publication fees ​may be fully or partially waived depending on the number of manuscripts accepted for the special issue. The authors should indicate when they submit a manuscript if they are requesting an editorial waiver.

Deadline: manuscripts should be submitted before December 31st, 2017

You can find manuscript submission details at

CPRI Special Issue on Medical Image Perception



or, as we say in the Open Access, On-Line World,

A New Thematic Series




Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications (CRPI)

 Imagery is ubiquitous in medicine, from screening mammograms to the displays on equipment monitoring patient status. The use of these images raises issues of both practical and basic interest. Sometimes these can be studies with medical professionals as the subject population. In other cases, the fundamental issues are studied using non-expert populations with an eye toward eventual testing with experts. This special issue welcomes reports of new research that is relevant to the field of medical image perception, broadly defined. For a CRPI-relevant review of some research in this area see:

Wolfe, J. M. (2016). Use-inspired basic research in medical image perception. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 1(1), 17. doi: 10.1186/s41235-016-0019-2

CRPI is the open access journal of the Psychonomic Society. Its mission is to publish use-inspired basic research: fundamental cognitive research that grows from hypotheses about real-world problems.

 For information about submission and article processing charges, see

 DUE DATE: Papers will be considered for this special issue until June 1, 2017

 For any questions, please email the editors for this topic:

(In fact, if you plan to submit, drop us a line so we will be waiting.)

Jeremy Wolfe, CRPI, Editor-in-Chief,

Todd Horowitz, NIH, National Cancer Institute,

Now you see it, now you don’t: Multimodal investigation of object permanence in 9-12 month olds

Dr Jeanne Shinskey is interviewed about her paper on object permanence in 9-12 month olds.

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