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Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) Discoveries

NSF's public investment in science, engineering, education and technology helps to create knowledge and sustain prosperity. Read here about the Internet, microbursts, Web browsers, extrasolar planets, and more... a panoply of discoveries and innovations that began with NSF support.

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2007 In Review 2007: Year in Review
A look back at some of the NSF-supported advances and activities reported last year
Released  January 30, 2008
Photo of cave opening Seafood Makes Waves: Humans Leave Home
Shellfish allowed humans to relocate to Australia and New Guinea 40,000 years earlier than first thought
Released  October 17, 2007
Video-game technology and satellite imagery provide a bird's-eye view of ancient footpaths. Modern Technology Reveals Ancient Footpaths Buried in 2,500 Years Worth of Volcanic Ash
Central-American villagers created sacred burial customs despite volcanic eruptions
Released  March 13, 2007
2006 in Review 2006: Year in Review
A look back at some of the NSF-supported activities highlighted last year
Released  January 9, 2007
Language helps babies learn spatial relationships such as "in" and "on." Understanding the Building Blocks of Language and Thought
Language shapes how infants learn spatial concepts
Released  December 6, 2006
Aerial photo of Rte 10 & 5 interchange, Los Angeles, CA. Economic Structure Drives Working Poverty in Los Angeles Region
Surprising findings about the geographic distribution of working poverty
Released  September 7, 2006
Baseball player at bat "Crash" Course in Visual Perception and Motor Control
New research explains the role of perception in collisions
Released  March 8, 2006
Capuchin monkey holds a palm nut Monkey Business
The discovery of capuchin monkeys in the wild using stones as nutcrackers may tell us something about the monkeys' ingenuity, and more about ourselves.
Released  July 6, 2005
Full-body view of Lophocebus kipunji. New Primate Discovered in Mountain Forests of Tanzania
"Highland mangabey" is first African monkey to be described in more than two decades
Released  May 19, 2005
Images of faces from the IAT test. Unmasking Bias
Implicit Association Tests can help individuals identify their own unconscious biases, and use that knowledge to help avoid discriminatory behavior.
Released  January 27, 2005
Boy in front of map. Pathways to Academic Success
What factors enable children to be successful in school?
Released  January 25, 2005
The Gona site Really Old Bones of Early Humans Unearthed in Ethiopia
Researcher uncovers four-million-year-old ancestral fossils
Released  January 19, 2005
Four Cooperative Strategies Why Contribute to the Good of the Group?
Are you more likely to help someone who has helped out on community projects?
Released  December 17, 2004
a series of photos showing a robber placing a stolen wallet in his pants pocket True or False? When Memories Play Tricks
The ease with which people's memories can be distorted is disconcerting.
Released  October 14, 2004
photo of Cylinder seal Scientists Find Earliest "New World" Writings in Mexico
Scientists have uncovered glyphs and plaque fragments with what is believed to be the earliest form of writing ever found in the New World. The artifacts challenge previously held notions about the first Mesoamerican system of written communication.
Released  July 30, 2004
Older child carrying an infant Will Baby Crawl?
Maybe yes, maybe no, says anthropologist David Tracer, whose study of children in Papua New Guinea supports the view that milestones of child development vary with culture.
Released  July 21, 2004
photo of adult and two juvenile baboons Baboon Fathers Really Do Care About Their Kids
In a finding that surprised researchers, a recent three-year study of five baboon groups at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro in Kenya reveals that baboon fathers overwhelmingly side with their offspring when intervening in disputes.
Released  July 20, 2004
Spelling NSF in sign language American Sign Language Spoken Here
Before William Stokoe's groundbreaking research, American Sign Language (ASL) was erroneously viewed as a pantomime, a poor substitute for spoken speech. Now ASL is recognized as a language with its own syntax, morphology, and structure.
Released  June 25, 2003

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