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  1. Content type: Original article

    Spatial thinking is a vital component of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics curriculum. However, to date, broad development of learning environments that target domain-specific spatial think...

    Authors: D. DeSutter and M. Stieff

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2017 2:22

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  2. Content type: Original article

    Understanding and reasoning about phenomena at scales outside human perception (for example, geologic time) is critical across science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Thus, devising strong methods t...

    Authors: Ilyse Resnick, Alexandra Davatzes, Nora S. Newcombe and Thomas F. Shipley

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2017 2:21

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  3. Content type: Original article

    We argue that people compare values in graphs with a visual routine – attending to data values in an ordered pattern over time. Do these visual routines exist to manage capacity limitations in how many values can...

    Authors: Audrey L. Michal and Steven L. Franconeri

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2017 2:20

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  4. Content type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    The visual system can be highly influenced by changes to visual presentation. Thus, numerous techniques have been developed to augment imagery in an attempt to improve human perception. The current paper exami...

    Authors: Jennifer L. Bittner, M. Trent Schill, Fairul Mohd-Zaid and Leslie M. Blaha

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2017 2:19

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  5. Content type: Original article

    People’s impression of their own “sense-of-direction” (SOD) is related to their ability to effectively find their way through environments, such as neighborhoods and cities, but is also related to the speed an...

    Authors: Heather Burte and Daniel R. Montello

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2017 2:18

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  6. Content type: Original article

    Human behavior is frequently described both in abstract, general terms and in concrete, specific terms. We asked whether these two ways of framing equivalent behaviors shift the inferences people make about th...

    Authors: Nancy S. Kim, Samuel G. B. Johnson, Woo-kyoung Ahn and Joshua Knobe

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2017 2:17

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  7. Content type: Review article

    Research on mathematics education has shown that learners’ actions can influence how they think and vice versa. Much of this work has been rooted in the use of manipulatives, gestures, and body movements. Our ...

    Authors: Cathy Tran, Brandon Smith and Martin Buschkuehl

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2017 2:16

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  8. Content type: Original article

    Holistic processing is often characterized as a process by which objects are perceived as a whole rather than a compilation of individual features. This mechanism may play an important role in the development ...

    Authors: Macgregor D. Vogelsang, Thomas J. Palmeri and Thomas A. Busey

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2017 2:15

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  9. Content type: Original article

    A number of real-world search tasks (i.e. police search, detection of improvised explosive devices (IEDs)) require searchers to search exhaustively across open ground. In the present study, we simulated this p...

    Authors: Charlotte A. Riggs, Katherine Cornes, Hayward J. Godwin, Simon P. Liversedge, Richard Guest and Nick Donnelly

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2017 2:14

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  10. Content type: Original article

    Spatial thinking skills positively relate to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) outcomes, but spatial training is largely absent in elementary school. Elementary school is a time when children d...

    Authors: Heather Burte, Aaron L. Gardony, Allyson Hutton and Holly A. Taylor

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2017 2:13

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  11. Content type: Original article

    Observational studies have shown that interruptions are a frequent occurrence in diagnostic radiology. The present study used an experimental design in order to quantify the cost of these interruptions during ...

    Authors: Lauren H. Williams and Trafton Drew

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2017 2:12

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  12. Content type: Original article

    Gender induction has been claimed to be virtually impossible unless nouns provide reliable semantic or phonological gender-relevant cues. However, learners might exploit syntactic cues, such as definite articl...

    Authors: Johanna Bebout and Eva Belke

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2017 2:11

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  13. Content type: Original article

    We develop a theory of grounded and embodied mathematical cognition (GEMC) that draws on action-cognition transduction for advancing understanding of how the body can support mathematical reasoning. GEMC propo...

    Authors: Mitchell J. Nathan and Candace Walkington

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2017 2:9

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  14. Content type: Original article

    Media multitasking, the concurrent use of multiple media forms, has been shown to be related to greater self-reported impulsivity and less self-control. These measures are both hallmarks of the need for immedi...

    Authors: Dan Schutten, Kirk A. Stokes and Karen M. Arnell

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2017 2:8

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  15. Content type: Review article

    Characterizing the neural implementation of abstract conceptual representations has long been a contentious topic in cognitive science. At the heart of the debate is whether the “sensorimotor” machinery of the...

    Authors: Justin C. Hayes and David J. M. Kraemer

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2017 2:7

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  16. Content type: Original article

    It is notoriously difficult for people to adaptively apply formal mathematical strategies learned in school to real-world contexts, even when they possess the required mathematical skills. The current study ex...

    Authors: Allison S. Liu and Christian D. Schunn

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2017 2:6

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  17. Content type: Original article

    Some investigators of the rubber hand illusion (RHI) have suggested that when standard RHI induction procedures are employed, if the rubber hand is experienced by participants as owned, their corresponding bio...

    Authors: Timothy Lane, Su-Ling Yeh, Philip Tseng and An-Yi Chang

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2017 2:4

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  18. Content type: Brief report

    Attentional allocation is flexibly altered by action-related priorities. Given that tools – and specifically weapons – can affect attentional allocation, we asked whether training with a weapon or holding a we...

    Authors: J. Eric T. Taylor, Jessica K. Witt and Jay Pratt

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2017 2:3

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  19. Content type: Brief report

    Prior research has shown that gestures that co-occur with speech can improve understanding of abstract concepts by embodying the underlying meaning of those concepts, thereby making them more accessible to the...

    Authors: Linda Rueckert, Ruth Breckinridge Church, Andrea Avila and Theresa Trejo

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2017 2:2

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  20. Content type: Original article

    To remember everyday activity it is important to encode it effectively, and one important component of everyday activity is that it consists of events. People who segment activity into events more adaptively h...

    Authors: David A. Gold, Jeffrey M. Zacks and Shaney Flores

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2017 2:1

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  21. Content type: Original Article

    Embodiment perspectives from the cognitive sciences offer a rethinking of the role of sensorimotor activity in human learning, knowing, and reasoning. Educational researchers have been evaluating whether and h...

    Authors: Dor Abrahamson and Arthur Bakker

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2016 1:33

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  22. Content type: Original Article

    Detecting task-relevant changes in a visual scene is necessary for successfully monitoring and managing dynamic command and control situations. Change blindness—the failure to notice visual changes—is an impor...

    Authors: Benoît R. Vallières, Helen M. Hodgetts, François Vachon and Sébastien Tremblay

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2016 1:32

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  23. Content type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    Multi-spectral imagery can enhance decision-making by supplying multiple complementary sources of information. However, overloading an observer with information can deter decision-making. Hence, it is critical...

    Authors: Elizabeth L. Fox and Joseph W. Houpt

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2016 1:31

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  24. Content type: Original article

    Movies have changed dramatically over the last 100 years. Several of these changes in popular English-language filmmaking practice are reflected in patterns of film style as distributed over the length of movi...

    Authors: James E. Cutting

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2016 1:30

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  25. Content type: Original article

    Although euphemisms are intended to put a more positive spin on the words they replace, some euphemisms are ineffective. Our study examined the effectiveness of a popular euphemism for persons with disabilities,

    Authors: Morton Ann Gernsbacher, Adam R. Raimond, M. Theresa Balinghasay and Jilana S. Boston

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2016 1:29

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  26. Content type: Original article

    Aging-related changes in the visual system diminish the capacity to perceive the world with the ease and fidelity younger adults are accustomed to. Among many consequences of this, older adults find that text ...

    Authors: Benjamin Wolfe, Jonathan Dobres, Anna Kosovicheva, Ruth Rosenholtz and Bryan Reimer

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2016 1:22

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  27. Content type: Original article

    Suppose you were monitoring a group of people in order to determine if anyone of them did something suspicious (e.g., putting down a bag) or if any two interacted in a suspicious manner (e.g., trading bags). H...

    Authors: Chia-Chien Wu and Jeremy M. Wolfe

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2016 1:21

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  28. Content type: Original article

    Comparison and reminding have both been shown to support learning and transfer. Comparison is thought to support transfer because it allows learners to disregard non-matching features of superficially differen...

    Authors: Jonathan G. Tullis and Robert L. Goldstone

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2016 1:20

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  29. Content type: Original article

    Iconic representations are ubiquitous; they fill children’s cartoons, add humor to newspapers, and bring emotional tone to online communication. Yet, the communicative function they serve remains unaddressed b...

    Authors: L. N. Kendall, Quentin Raffaelli, Alan Kingstone and Rebecca M. Todd

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2016 1:19

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  30. Content type: Original article

    How do people think about complex phenomena like the behavior of ecosystems? Here we hypothesize that people reason about such relational systems in part by creating spatial analogies, and we explore this poss...

    Authors: Kensy Cooperrider, Dedre Gentner and Susan Goldin-Meadow

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2016 1:28

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  31. Content type: Original Article

    Many topics in science are notoriously difficult for students to learn. Mechanisms and processes outside student experience present particular challenges. While instruction typically involves visualizations, s...

    Authors: Eliza Bobek and Barbara Tversky

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2016 1:27

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  32. Content type: Brief report

    Doing long sums in the absence of complementary actions or artefacts is a multistep procedure that quickly taxes working memory; congesting the phonological loop further handicaps performance. In the experimen...

    Authors: Frédéric Vallée-Tourangeau, Miroslav Sirota and Gaëlle Vallée-Tourangeau

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2016 1:26

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  33. Content type: Original article

    Formal mathematics is a paragon of abstractness. It thus seems natural to assume that the mathematical expert should rely more on symbolic or conceptual processes, and less on perception and action. We argue i...

    Authors: Tyler Marghetis, David Landy and Robert L. Goldstone

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2016 1:25

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  34. Content type: Original Article

    Aspects of spatial cognition, specifically spatial skills, are strongly correlated with interest and success in STEM courses and STEM-related professions. Because growth in STEM-related industries is expected ...

    Authors: Paul G. Clifton, Jack Shen-Kuen Chang, Georgina Yeboah, Alison Doucette, Sanjay Chandrasekharan, Michael Nitsche, Timothy Welsh and Ali Mazalek

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2016 1:24

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  35. Content type: Original article

    Although desktop simulations can be useful in representing scientific phenomena during inquiry activities, they do not allow students to embody or contextualize the spatial aspects of those phenomena. One lear...

    Authors: Allison J. Jaeger, Jennifer Wiley and Thomas Moher

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2016 1:23

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  36. Content type: Original article

    A recently developed visual foraging task, involving multiple targets of different types, can provide a rich and dynamic picture of visual attention performance. We measured the foraging performance of 66 chil...

    Authors: Inga María Ólafsdóttir, Tómas Kristjánsson, Steinunn Gestsdóttir, Ómar I. Jóhannesson and Árni Kristjánsson

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2016 1:18

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  37. Content type: Review article

    This journal is dedicated to “use-inspired basic research” where a problem in the world shapes the hypotheses for a study in the laboratory. This brief review presents several examples of “use-inspired basic r...

    Authors: Jeremy M. Wolfe

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2016 1:17

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  38. Content type: Original article

    This research examined the impact of in-vehicle information system (IVIS) interactions on the driver’s cognitive workload; 257 subjects participated in a weeklong evaluation of the IVIS interaction in one of t...

    Authors: David L. Strayer, Joel M. Cooper, Jonna Turrill, James R. Coleman and Rachel J. Hopman

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2016 1:16

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  39. Content type: Original article

    Each year thousands of people are killed by looming motor vehicles. Throughout our evolutionary history looming objects have posed a threat to survival and perceptual systems have evolved unique solutions to c...

    Authors: John G. Neuhoff

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2016 1:15

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  40. Content type: Original article

    Over multiple response opportunities, recall may be inconsistent. For example, an eyewitness may report information at trial that was not reported during initial questioning—a phenomenon called reminiscence. Such...

    Authors: Sarah E. Stanley and Aaron S. Benjamin

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2016 1:14

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  41. Content type: Original article

    Many in the eyewitness identification community believe that sequential lineups are superior to simultaneous lineups because simultaneous lineups encourage inappropriate choosing due to promoting comparisons a...

    Authors: Ryan M. McAdoo and Scott D. Gronlund

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2016 1:11

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  42. Content type: Original article

    It is well reported that expert athletes have refined perceptual-cognitive skills and fixate on more informative areas during representative tasks. These perceptual-cognitive skills are also crucial to perform...

    Authors: Jochim Spitz, Koen Put, Johan Wagemans, A. Mark Williams and Werner F. Helsen

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2016 1:12

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  43. Content type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE

    Humans often falsely report having seen a causal link between two dynamic scenes if the second scene depicts a valid logical consequence of the initial scene. As an example, a video clip shows someone kicking ...

    Authors: Alisa Brockhoff, Markus Huff, Annika Maurer and Frank Papenmeier

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2016 1:7

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  44. Content type: Brief report

    Whether and when humans in general, and physicians in particular, use their beliefs about base rates in Bayesian reasoning tasks is a long-standing question. Unfortunately, previous research on whether doctors...

    Authors: Benjamin Margolin Rottman, Micah T. Prochaska and Roderick Corro Deaño

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2016 1:5

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  45. Content type: Original article

    Novices struggle to interpret maps that show information about continuous dimensions (typically latitude and longitude) layered with information that is inherently continuous but segmented categorically. An ex...

    Authors: Kinnari Atit, Steven M. Weisberg, Nora S. Newcombe and Thomas F. Shipley

    Citation: Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications 2016 1:2

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