Posts in: neuroscience

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PODCAST: If you can sing, can you talk?

PODCAST: If you can sing, can you talk?

These two familiar activities are more independent than you might think

By | Posted July 6, 2018

My cats get high off of catnip, so why can't I?

My cats get high off of catnip, so why can’t I?

Here’s why the herb drives cats crazy

By | Posted March 16, 2018

Why do our brains care about music?

Why do our brains care about music?

Sobbing along with the radio might have an evolutionary advantage

By | Posted February 21, 2018

Artificial intelligence pioneers need to stop obsessing over themselves

Artificial intelligence pioneers need to stop obsessing over themselves

Mimicking the human brain will only hinder the pursuit of true artificial intelligence, says Facebook’s director of AI research.

By | Posted September 18, 2017

The frustrating quest to define consciousness

The frustrating quest to define consciousness

Never mind determining whether a robot can be conscious, we can’t even decide what the word means

By | Posted June 7, 2017

Turning roundworms into flatworms

Turning roundworms into flatworms

A recent study on roundworms identified the hormone responsible for burning fat, marking the latest discovery in a convoluted, century-long search

By | Posted April 10, 2017

I f*****d up

I f*****d up

After you screw up, your brain slows down — and researchers are getting closer to understanding why

By | Posted August 8, 2016

human eye

Your eyes are subatomic particle detectors

How your body turns light into electricity, and then into images

By | Posted February 24, 2016

To eat fat or not to eat fat

To eat fat or not to eat fat

A new study shows high fat diet leads to obesity … and it might be all in your head

By | Posted October 5, 2015

Scientists have injury on the brain

Scientists have injury on the brain

Sample-stretching technique lets researchers study brain injuries using living tissue

By | Posted October 4, 2015

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