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September 18, 2017

 

A Dolphin.

Dolphin Versus Octopus

Even when an octopus is technically dead, its arms can still fight.

August 21, 2017

 

Abstract design made of head outlines, lights and abstract design elements on the subject of intelligence,  consciousness, logical thinking, mental processes and brain power

Developing Better Artificial Intelligence

The memristor is a machine that mimics the functions of a human brain's synapses.

June 27, 2017

 

A bird with a reddish orange beak and bright red eyes and black and purple feathers is in the screen's center. Around it are out of focus green leaves.

Surviving Climate Change

What attribute do birds need to live in harsh, unpredictable climates?

May 30, 2017

 

A black and white image via microscope of Golgi stained neurons. The back ground is shades of white and gray, the neurons appears to be black. They resemble tree branches or even a landscape viewed from very far up in the sky.

Brain Efficiency And Intelligence

Scientists are studying the efficiency of the human brain.

November 18, 2016

 

Two large crows stand near each other while on an outdoor table.

Size Does Not Equal Intelligence

It's not just the size of a brain that determines intelligence, it's also the amount of neurons.

May 12, 2016

 

brain scan

Do Bigger Brains Make Us Smarter?

Does brain size or brain-to-body ratio affect intelligence? Not as much as you'd think.

April 6, 2016

 

pond slime

Brains and Slime

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

March 25, 2016

 

high kick

Word Up, Brain

Reading action verbs fires up neurons in your motor cortex as if you were actually doing the actions.

January 23, 2015

 

elephant with butterfly wings for ears

Hearing and Moving

Sit tight! Movement triggers neurons that dull your hearing.

August 1, 2014

 

A computer hard drive

Detecting Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's, a brain disorder associated with memory loss, is caused when plaque accumulates on neurons, killing the cells off and causing brain shrinkage.

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