Ulterior Motives

How goals, both seen and unseen, drive behavior

What Do (Linguistic) Hedges Do?

A hedge is a marker of uncertainty in language. A new study shows that while hedges lead to better memory for the information they're connected to—they call attention to it—listeners won't retell the information—because they also mark it as unreliable. Read More

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Art Markman, Ph.D., is a cognitive scientist at the University of Texas whose research spans a range of topics in the way people think.

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