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Inference in Social Cognition

"Imagine someone walking down a street at night in an unfamiliar city, who sees a stranger walking towards them. Even at a distance, inferences about what this person might afford—both threats and opportunities—begin almost immediately. One might use the gait, body size, and shape to discriminate that they are most likely a young male with an athletic build. ..." – By D. Vaughn Becker, Christian Unkelbach and Klaus Fiedler


"For people with synesthesia words may evoke tastes, numbers evoke colors, and music is an animated spectacle. Synesthesia has been known about for over 200 years, but psychologists have struggled to situate it within models of the mind and brain. ..." – By Jamie Ward

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