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Psychologists closing in on claustrophobia

"We've found that people who are higher in claustrophobic fear have an exaggerated sense of the near space surrounding them,' says Emory psychologist Stella Lourenco, who led the research."

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How Babies use Number Space and Time

"Even before they learn to speak, babies are organizing information about numbers, space and time in more complex ways than previously realized, a study led by Emory University psychologist Stella Lourenco finds..."

Emory Report

How Humans Understand Space

"On October 29th, Stella Lourenco and Leslie Taylor led a fascinating discussion on the topic of how humans understand space. The speakers covered a broad array of material, ranging from the contemporary cognitive scientific study of spatial cognition to the history and nuance of stage design..."

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How Fear Skews our Spatial Perceptions

"Our results show that emotion and perception are not fully dissociable in the mind," says Emory psychologist Stella Lourenco, co-author of the study. "Fear can alter even basic aspects of how we perceive the world around us..."

Emory Report

Threatening objects loom large: our emotions affect how we perceive approaching objects

"Our results show that emotion and perception are not fully dissociable in the mind," says Emory psychologist Stella Lourenco, co-author of the study. "Fear can alter even basic aspects of how we perceive the world around us..."

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    Psychologists Closing in on Claustrophobia

    We've found that people who are higher in claustrophobic fear have an exaggerated sense of near space surrounding them, says Emory psychologist Stella Lourenco... Read more

    How Babies use Number, Space, and Time

    Even before they learn to speak, babies are organizing information about numbers, space and time in more complex ways than previously realized... Read more

    How Fear Skews our Spatial Perception

    Our results show that emotion and perception are not fully dissociable in the mind," says Emory psychologist Stella Lourenco, co-author of the study. "Fear can alter even basic aspects of how we perceive the world around us... Read more