perspective

perspective

BY Fiona Stafford January 05, 2017

A study of the mysterious alchemy of place — not merely somewhere to go, but something rich with the life and memory of those who know it well.

BY Courtney E. Martin December 16, 2016

A brush with that fleeting, transcendent gratitude that only comes when we stand on the edge of losing what we treasure most.

BY Omid Safi February 11, 2016

After a stint in the rain, our columnist comes to appreciate a new orientation to gray days, both in meteorology and in life.

BY August 12, 2011

Amy Shelton in her lab with tools of her experimentAmy Shelton with the tools of her work. (photo: Will Kirk/Johns Hopkins)

Psychologists who study learning and memory have a special interest in how people navigate reality in a three-dimensional world. There is a huge variation in abilities for spatial learning among adults, and some of these skills don’t even appear until adolescence. How you interact with other people has a lot to do with how well you are able to literally take their perspective.