I'm a software developer. Many of us get our news from http://news.ycombinator.com

Where do cogsci people get their news from? I'd like to read the latest trends and discoveries in cogsci research.


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I'm not sure how helpful my answer will be, but I get my "news" from scanning journals related to my interests. I look through 1) broad review journals, 2) broad empirical journals and 3) more specific empirical journals.

In general, I find that popular media outlets do a poor job of reporting on research in psychology/neuroscience (but hopefully someone else has some idea of reliable/quality news outlets).

Broad review journals that I tend to look at include:

  1. Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  2. Current Directions in Psychological Science
  3. Perspectives on Psychological Science
  4. Emotion Review
  5. Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  6. Psychological Review
  7. Psychological Bulletin
  8. Psychological Inquiry
  9. Personality and Social Psychology Review

Then there are the broad empirical journals:

  1. Psychological Science (studies from this journal appear very often in the news)
  2. Clinical Psychological Science
  3. Nature (usually hardcore neuroscience or behavioral economics)
  4. Science (occasionally get a fun psych study here, which will be heavily advertised on the news)
  5. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS has a good psychological and cognitive sciences section)
  6. Neuroimage
  7. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

And the more specific empirical journals (for me, mostly related to emotion):

  1. Emotion
  2. Cognition and Emotion
  3. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience

Looking at journals like these may not be too appealing if you want something quick and easy to read. But I hope that this is useful to you in some way. :)

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    $\begingroup$ This list is amazing! I'm loving it. Really unfortunate that people (like me) who don't have institutional affiliation can only read the abstracts. I'm cross referencing on Google Scholar, but I gotta find a way around that limitation. Thanks again! This helps a lot. $\endgroup$ Mar 15, 2015 at 4:50
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    $\begingroup$ @Emile over on Reddit, /r/scholar can be a good place to request papers, but you didn't hear that from me ;). $\endgroup$ Mar 16, 2015 at 23:08

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