Our awareness of our own speech often comes after the words have left our mouth, not before
After glancing at the people in the photo above, what did you think? Perhaps you just thought ‘four people’, or ‘older people’, but it’s likely if I asked you to describe it you would say, ‘two men, two women’...
Electroconvulsive therapy is a reasonably safe solution for some severe mental illnesses
Two human steroidal compounds may help scientists make sense of how bodily scents affect sexual arousal
New findings on people with a damaged hippocampus suggest a bold rethinking of the way we map the brain
A study suggests that brain activity, not gut hormones, account for fiber's weight-control action
One of Srinivasa Ramanujan’s Neglected Manuscripts Has Helped Solve Long-standing Mathematical Mysteries
Mathematician Ken Ono has solved long-standing puzzles using insights hidden in the unpublished papers of Indian prodigy Srinivasa Ramanujan
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Easy to pronounce can mean easy to believe
Hints about the punch line of a joke or story may not spoil the fun
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Bees understand abstract relations despite lacking the brain areas thought necessary
The brains of cetaceans--dolphins and whales--differ from those of other mammals in a number of ways, but one of the most striking differences is the size of the hippocampus. As a general rule, the larger the size of a mammal’s brain, the smaller the fraction of it that the hippocampus occupies, so dolphins and whales [...]..
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There are deep, surprising connections between words and the brain’s sense of motion through space
Personality and IQ have traditionally been viewed as distinct domains of human functioning. However, research over the past three decades suggests that IQ is a personality trait.
I’m signed up for this social network analytic tool called “ThinkUp,” and one of the things it does is to remind you what you were talking about a year ago on the same day...