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December 15, 2016

 

An up close image of a baby manta ray.

A Fish That Might Know It Exists

Manta rays didn't react with social behavior when they saw themselves in mirrors.

November 15, 2016

 

Haven't We Met?

Haven’t We Met?

If you suffered from the neurological disorder called "facial agnosia," you might not recognize the faces of close friends and family. How could this happen?

July 15, 2016

 

toadfish in water

Fish Brains Have an Alerting System

DId you know your brain has an 'alerting system'? When it detects a change, it can trigger eye and head movements to gather more information.

July 13, 2016

 

drawing of a brain - sketched

For My Next Trick…

The same human capacity for making sense out of the jumbled data of experience also makes us easily fooled.

June 15, 2016

 

brain scan

Why We Become Enraged

Rage and aggression are hardwired in our brains as a survival instinct.

June 9, 2016

 

brain texture

Brains Are the Same

The brains of men and women do not differ based on gender.

June 3, 2016

 

green door with handle

The Green Door

We don't perceive color in our peripheral vision because we have no cones, which sense light frequencies, on the outer edge of our retina.

May 25, 2016

 

close up of fake smile

Say Cheese

Fake smiles and real smiles are controlled by two different parts of the brain.

April 11, 2016

 

memory chip

Recollection or Reconstruction?

Though we often think of the brain as a storage device, memory isn't an act of recollection, it's a reconstruction of past events.

April 6, 2016

 

pond slime

Brains and Slime

Brain cells and slime bacteria draw from the same molecular bag of tricks.

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