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November 4, 2015


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Why The Brain Has So Many Folds

The human brain is a FOLDer of information.

October 21, 2015


blind people walking with canes

Humans Can Echolocate, Too

Visually impaired humans can develop the ability to navigate their surroundings using echolocation, like bats and dolphins.

October 2, 2015


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Multi-tasking and Exercise

Exercising while doing certain cognitive tasks can actually improve performance.

August 26, 2015


baby mean-mugging the camera

Are You Looking at Me? 

People rely heavily on eye contact to suss out potential dangers.

August 13, 2015


flying bat

Super Bats 

With their echolocating abilities and fast sensory-motor reactions, bats are amazingly quick on the uptake.

July 21, 2015


smiling monkey

Curious Monkeys  

Monkeys will make sacrifices to satisfy their curiosity.

June 30, 2015


baby laughing

Get it?    

Getting a joke is like cracking a code.

June 18, 2015



Why Do Humans Have Such Large Brains?   

Scientists pinpoint the gene that caused humans to evolve bigger brains than chimpanzees.

June 11, 2015


psychic neon sign

Mind Reading 

Like consciousness, could telepathic abilities be developed throughout the course of human evolution?

May 15, 2015


Thanksgiving turkey


Tryptophan's sleepy effect is maximized by foods heavy in carbs.

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