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July 8, 2019

 

The Crafty Octopus

Scientists have known for some time that octopuses make use of shells and other objects they find to hide from predators.

June 21, 2019

 

Dyslexia’s Differences Across Cultures

The brains of people with dyslexia respond differently to reading alphabets than they do to logographic scripts like Chinese.

June 4, 2019

 

Cockroaches Have Personalities And Make Choices

By studying cockroaches, scientists can learn a lot about the relationship between individuals and groups, and what they learn might be applicable to people, too.

June 3, 2019

 

The Apple in the Mind’s Eye

Scientists hypothesize that people rely on some general mental scheme of what apples look like to remember the Apple logo.

May 30, 2019

 

Infants Use Analogies Before They Can Speak

The ability to make comparisons and analogies‑‑to tell when and how things are the same or different‑‑is a mental capacity that distinguishes human beings from at least most other animals.

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.

April 10, 2019

 

The Psychology Of Stressful Performance

Research shows that when activities require thinking, we’re more prone to choke.

March 19, 2019

 

How Fruit Flies Learn To Behave

Fruit flies are capable of learning behavior and passing it down to subsequent generations.

March 5, 2019

 

How The Brain Sees

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

March 4, 2019

 

Orangutans Plan For The Future

Orangutans show signs of long-term planning in the way that they move through their habitat.

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