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Latest discovery: Orenes, Beltrán, & Santamaría, 2014

Isabel Orenes, David Beltran and Carlos Santamaria have discovered that when people are shown an array of figures such as a red, green, yellow and blue figure, and they know the figure can be red or green, and then they … Continue reading

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Latest Discovery: Moreno-Ríos, Rojas-Barahona & García-Madruga

Sergio Moreno-Ríos, Cristian Rojas-Barahona and Juan A. García-Madruga have examined how children and adults reason about diagrams of simple shapes, such as a red triangle, a red circle and a blue circle, that contain indeterminate information. Their findings are published … Continue reading

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2013. If it were a … Continue reading

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Latest Discovery: Espino & Byrne 2013

Orlando Espino and Ruth Byrne have discovered that people make inferences between conditionals and disjunctions by relying on a heuristic that identifies compatible possibilities. Their paper ‘The compatibility heuristic in non-categorical hypothetical reasoning: Inferences between conditionals and disjunctions’ is published … Continue reading

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Latest news: Knauff 2013

Markus Knauff has published a book ‘Space to Reason: A Spatial Theory of Human Thought’ with MIT press. It is described as follows: “Many scholars believe that visual mental imagery plays a key role in reasoning. In Space to Reason, … Continue reading

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Latest news: The Development of Thinking

Pierre Barrouillet and Caroline Gauffroy have edited a book ‘The Development of Thinking and Reasoning’ (2013, Routledge) which is described as follows: “The first part of the book illustrates how modern approaches to the study of thinking and reasoning have … Continue reading

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Latest results: Brambilla, Sacchi, Rusconi, Cherubini & Yzerbyt 2012

Marco Brambilla, Simona Sacchi, Patrice Rusconi, Paolo Cherubini & Vincent Yzerbyt have found that our impressions of others are based more strongly on information about their morality than on information about their sociability or competence. Their results are published in … Continue reading

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