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January 18, 2019


Literature and the Brain

A recent study indicates that reading fiction helps improve the brain’s capacity for creativity.

November 16, 2018


Ghost In The Lab

Scientists trick the brain into attributing signals from its own body to an invisible "ghostly" presence.

October 18, 2018


This Is Your Brain On Spirituality

If you’re doing intense yoga, your brain scans might look similar to those praying.

January 9, 2018


A skilled reader’s eyes move four or five times each second.

How We Read

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.

July 10, 2017


What is your favorite bird song?

Bird Song Genes, FoxP2, And Reelin

Scientists studying zebra finch brains have identified about 2000 vocalization genes in a brain region known as Area X.

December 15, 2016


Humans are not the only animals that are self-aware.

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?

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


Say "hi!" to this friendly toadfish!

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


Never changing or always changing - what is your brain like?

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



Why We Become Enraged

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

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