It may come as a surprise if I told you that scientists have recently made discoveries that suggest baboons are capable of abstract thought. You probably thought that only apes, the actual evolutionary predecessors of humans, could think abstractly.
Studies have been conducted that show that people attribute personalities to computers based on how fast and how loud they talk. And those studies show that people prefer computer-generated voices that sound like their own voices.
Two studies suggest that those individuals most prone to violent behavior are narcissists. In Greek mythology, we know Narcissus as the man who fell in love with his own reflection in the waters of a spring, and whose excessive self-love killed him.
When a beaver chews on a cottonwood, the tree does release these noxious chemicals as usual, but the bitter chemicals released into the tree’s new leaves actually attract a certain leaf-eating beetle.
It’s commonly believed that children are socialized into their respective gender roles. Pink is for girls, blue for boys, right?
Ever notice spotted ants and wonder if they’re diseased? Those spots aren’t symptoms of a disease. Certain ants actually farm gardens of a spongy fungus that they sustain themselves on.
Complex arithmetic places special demands on what is known as your working memory, the place where you store the information you need in the short-term.