Researchers Have Identified An Area of The Dog Brain Dedicated To Processing Human Faces If you want to know about the special relationship between human and canine you need only watch a dog owner slavishly feed, cuddle and clean up … Continue reading Do dogs recognize you?
How Political Opinions Change Our political opinions and attitudes are an important part of who we are and how we construct our identities. Hence, if I ask your opinion on health care, you will not only share it with me, … Continue reading How flexible we are
The more pain you expect, the more you feel, new study shows Expect a shot to hurt and it probably will, even if the needle poke isn’t really so painful. Brace for a second shot and you’ll likely flinch again, … Continue reading Expectation and pain
Make up your mind Our neighbours recently celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary. Sixty years of marriage – how do you manage that? Albert and Lillian claim to have the perfect recipe. In his after-dinner speech, Albert explained: ‘When we got … Continue reading Knowledge to pool
How the Brain Decides What to Learn In order to learn about the world, an animal needs to do more than just pay attention to its surroundings. It also needs to learn which sights, sounds and sensations in its environment … Continue reading The learning brain
The Neurobiology of Social Aggression Duke-NUS researchers have discovered that a growth factor protein, called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), and its receptor, tropomyosin receptor kinase B (TrkB) affects social dominance in mice. The research has implications for understanding the neurobiology … Continue reading Brain and social hierarchies
A long-overlooked brain region may be key to complex thought The ornately folded outer layer of the human brain, the cerebral cortex, has long received nearly all the credit for our ability to perform complex cognitive tasks such as composing … Continue reading The secrets of thalamus