The latest remake of Ghost in the Shell ducks the philosophical questions posed by the cyborg technology of the future.
Sulphur-crested cockatoos form long-term pair bonds, perhaps explaining their emotional intelligence.
For a long time it was not believed that animals were even capable of feeling pain, let alone complex emotions. We now know that is far from the truth.
It's a watery battle of the sexes.
A 133 million-year-old fossil hints that dinosaurs had bigger brains than we've realised.
The Australian lungfish has a bigger brain than you might think.
To understand how some creatures evolved, you need to see how their brain developed over millions of years. That's now possible thanks to some clever use of scanning technology.
‘Receiving you loud and clear.’
Our heads are like radio receivers, and they can tune in to various different channels.
Left-handedness is no longer seen as an abnormality.
The development of 'handedness' and language are closely linked.
The Spangled Drongo is a frequent mimic.
Australian birds are arguably among the smartest in the world, displaying complex behaviours comparable to those observed in great apes.
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Men aren't from Mars, nor are women from Venus. We're all from Earth.
A new study of the brain structure of schizophrenics has revealed an important clue that could help treat hallucinations.
Even in a dreary office, by understanding how your brain works you can change how it feels to be there.
In many of the workplaces I visit as a neuroscientist, stressed workers behave much like addicted lab rats. But you don't have to quit the rat race to start feeling better at work.
Nobody’s perfect – not you, and not your kids. And that’s OK.
Feeling guilty and out of your depth as a parent? You're not alone – and there are ways to turn the guilt you're feeling into positive changes for your family.
What speaking two languages does to the brain’s white matter.
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There is increasing evidence that bilingualism can affect how the brain works. Older, lifelong bilinguals have demonstrated better cognitive skills in tasks that require increased cognitive control. These…
Brains hard at work.
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When it comes to physical exercise, we don’t tend to take into account how important our brain is for keeping our whole body going. But our ability to control our muscles – to keep them contracting and…
Philosophers argue that people are not over and above the systems involved in information processing –we are our brains, plus some other, equally physical stuff.
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In the second instalment of Biology and Blame, Neil Levy considers how neuroscience can affect legal judgements. Can human beings still be held responsible in the age of neuroscience? Some people say no…