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Pain is something everyone experiences. This episode of The Anthill podcast explores how and why it works in our brains, what kinds of drugs are being developed to reduce pain, and whether or not robots of the future should be built so that they experience pain.
When rain from Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston and surrounding areas, some people were more eager to volunteer than others.
Caring about someone you have never met, this new brain research suggests, may have a lot in common with caring about the people you love.
It's no surprise sheep can recognise people – their intelligence is often overlooked.
Babies start their musical development in the womb.
There a number of ways you can use music to shape your child's brain for success, from 16 weeks gestation right up until they start school.
New research is helping us understand exactly how Alzheimer's works – and how to treat it.
Neuroscience can help incarcerated brains.
Hollywood pushes a fantasy version of what neuroscience can do in the courtroom. But the field does have real benefits to offer, right now: solid evidence on what would improve prisons.
New research tries to suggest mothers' responses are pre-programmed, but there's a problem with the evidence.
Rhesus monkeys on Cayo Santiago.
Puerto Rico's Cayo Santiago Research Station has been a world-famous site for primate studies since 1938. Now scientists are working to save its staff and rhesus monkey colony after Hurricane Maria.
Drug addiction isn't about bad habits, fear of withdrawal or a selfish search for pleasure. It's about the brain.
Bathing in pure colour can have effects on the body and mind.
The brain processes colour in more ways that just creating visual images – here's how.
Southpaws seem to be more common among cats and dogs than humans.
The animal kingdom is full of lefties and righties, although rarely is the ratio skewed as much as it is in humans. If you're wondering about your own pet, you can find out with a simple experiment.
Baby's brains have special activity to help them develop – now researchers have found where some of this happens.
Dreams are like a forest walkway: there’s no clear sense of direction and you can easily get lost.
Niamh, age 7, wants to know why we have scary dreams. But after 200 years of study, dreams are still very much a mystery.
All those neurones: if only a machine could really think like a human.
Computers today are fast and powerful but they still can't think like a human when it comes to some tasks we find easy. That's why tech companies are turning to neuroscience for help.
Inspiration can come when we least expect it.
Many writers say they have inspiration come to them from their characters or an inner voice. Science is seeking answers.
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Everything we know about the way experts’ brains work tells us that Mayweather is likely to win the fight.
Who’s missing from this picture?
Here's what research actually says about differences between males and females – and the question of what's innate and what's acquired.
Do women care too much about people to be suitable for certain roles?
Modern neuroscience doesn't support the idea that intrinsic differences between men and women are fixed and unchangeable.
Color-changing cells in an Atlantic squid’s skin contain light-sensitive pigments.
We're used to thinking of our eyes detecting light as the foundation of our visual system. But what's going on in other cells throughout the body that can detect light, too?