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Human face recognition ability is specific and highly heritable
- J. Wilmer, L. Germine, B. Duchaine
- Psychology, BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 22 February 2010
The results establish a clear genetic basis for face recognition, opening this intensively studied and socially advantageous cognitive trait to genetic investigation and identifying a highly specific cognitive ability that is highly heritable.
Number sense across the lifespan as revealed by a massive Internet-based sample
- J. Halberda, R. Ly, J. Wilmer, D. Naiman, L. Germine
- PsychologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 25 June 2012
It is found that population trends suggest that the precision of one’s number sense improves throughout the school-age years, peaking quite late at ∼30 y, and the large individual differences and prolonged development of number sense hold promise for the impact of educational interventions that target the number sense.
Family resemblance: Ten family members with prosopagnosia and within-class object agnosia
The results strongly suggest the existence of a genetic condition leading to a selective deficit of visual recognition in individuals high functioning in everyday life.
Is the Web as good as the lab? Comparable performance from Web and lab in cognitive/perceptual experiments
- L. Germine, K. Nakayama, B. Duchaine, C. Chabris, Garga Chatterjee, J. Wilmer
- PsychologyPsychonomic bulletin & review
- 25 July 2012
It is demonstrated that collecting data from uncompensated, anonymous, unsupervised, self-selected participants need not reduce data quality, even for demanding cognitive and perceptual experiments.
Dispelling the Myth: Training in Education or Neuroscience Decreases but Does Not Eliminate Beliefs in Neuromyths
- Kelly T. Macdonald, L. Germine, A. Anderson, Joanna A. Christodoulou, L. McGrath
- PsychologyFront. Psychol.
- 10 August 2017
It is suggested that training in education and neuroscience can help reduce but does not eliminate belief in neuromyths, and empirical results can be useful for developing comprehensive training modules for educators that target general misconceptions about the brain and learning.
When Does Cognitive Functioning Peak? The Asynchronous Rise and Fall of Different Cognitive Abilities Across the Life Span
Convergent evidence from online participants and a comprehensive analysis of normative data from standardized IQ and memory tests reveal considerable heterogeneity in when cognitive abilities peak, which motivates a nuanced theory of maturation and age-related decline.
Sustained Attention Across the Life Span in a Sample of 10,000
It is found that after the age of 15 years, the strategy and ability trajectories saliently diverge, and strategy becomes monotonically more conservative with age, whereas ability peaks in the early 40s and is followed by a gradual decline in older adults.
Capturing specific abilities as a window into human individuality: The example of face recognition
- J. Wilmer, L. Germine, C. Chabris, Garga Chatterjee, M. Gerbasi, K. Nakayama
- PsychologyCognitive neuropsychology
- 1 July 2012
It is argued that the allied fields of experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and vision science could fuel the discovery of additional specific abilities to add to face recognition, thereby providing new perspectives on human individuality.
Mentalizing about emotion and its relationship to empathy.
- C. Hooker, S. Verosky, L. Germine, R. Knight, M. D’Esposito
- PsychologySocial cognitive and affective neuroscience
- 1 September 2008
The findings suggest that predicting emotional response involves generating and using internal affective representations and that greater use of these Affective representations when trying to understand the emotional experience of others is related to more empathy.