The part of our eyes we use to see fine detail, and to read, is actually very limited: an angle of five degrees at the center of our field of vision.
Scientists studying zebra finch brains have identified about 2000 vocalization genes in a brain region known as Area X.
Manta rays didn't react with social behavior when they saw themselves in mirrors.
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?
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.
The same human capacity for making sense out of the jumbled data of experience also makes us easily fooled.
Rage and aggression are hardwired in our brains as a survival instinct.
The brains of men and women do not differ based on gender.
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.
Fake smiles and real smiles are controlled by two different parts of the brain.