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February 22, 2018

 

A baby clapping

What Came First, Language or Perception?

One theory scientists have is that the languages you speak affect how you perceive the world.

December 6, 2017

 

Brazil Sports Fan

My Best Friends Won The Super Bowl!

Recent studies show for people who are truly fans, their brains consider their fandom as a relationship akin to a friendship.

October 16, 2017

 

an aye-aye lemur

The Baby Schema

People are predisposed to think animals with "infantile features" are cute.

August 22, 2017

 

a cell phone receiving a text and a cluttered desk

Interruptions And Work-Place Errors

In some occupations, the more highly skilled employees are more likely to make mistakes after being interrupted.

September 13, 2016

 

Brightly colored alphabet and number refrigerator magnets pointed in different directions.

Alphabetic Memory

Quiz: What comes before P in the alphabet? Unless you are particularly good at remembering sequences, you probably sang yourself a little song, but why?

August 26, 2016

 

Black-Bellied Flycatcher

When To Copy Your Neighbors

Hint: only when they're successful.

July 13, 2016

 

drawing of a brain - sketched

For My Next Trick…

The same human capacity for making sense out of the jumbled data of experience also makes us easily fooled.

July 11, 2014

 

A human ear

Those Who Don’t Like Music

As it turns out, not everyone loves music. How is this possible?

May 29, 2014

 

A baby being held by parents

The Science Of Baby Babble

Sounds like 'baba' and 'dada' are common to hear from a six-month old. This is the genesis of sophisticated human speech.

March 5, 2014

 

A pile of blue plastic balls

Learning Sympathy

In spite of recent research on the subject, when and how babies learn sympathy is still something of a scientific mystery.

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