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May 23, 2019

 

It’s Easier To Lie In A Foreign Language

In a recent study, people took longer to tell the truth in a foreign language because the extra cognitive load of speaking a different language made it harder.

May 20, 2019

 

What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease?

An international team of biomedical scientists think Alzheimer’s is caused by an infection of the brain by the same bacterium that causes the gum disease gingivitis.

April 29, 2019

 

Dinosaurs’ Noses Helped Them Cool Down

Scientists recently did some CT scans of fossils from two different ankylosaur species in order to find out what a dinosaur was doing with complicated loops inside its nose.

March 5, 2019

 

How The Brain Sees

The human brain uses the same areas for both imagination and vision.

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.

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