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Dogs don’t seem to care much about human faces, counterintuitive study finds

Dogs’ brains aren’t especially impressed by faces, either those of other dogs, or of people, a new study suggests. People’s brains ...
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These kinds of personality types are most likely to embrace conspiracy theories

[P]eople who are self-important, narcissistic, anxious, depressed, or impulsive are slightly more likely to cling to a conspiracy theory than ...
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Viewpoint: Trump’s inflammatory appeals triggered support for him in 2016. Here’s why scientists think it won’t happen again

In the 2016 election, undecided voters were influenced by the brain’s fear-driven impulses—more simply, gut instinct—once they arrived inside the ...
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It might soon be possible to shape your own dreams

The technology engineer — and self-proclaimed wannabe cyborg — [Tomás Vega] has been developing a device with other researchers at the MIT Media ...
Some birds are quite smart but do they really ‘think like humans’?

Some birds are quite smart but do they really ‘think like humans’?

[B]road claims for animal intelligence that go well beyond problem-solving abilities are often questionable. Consider, for example, the mirror test ...
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Not quite total recall: How limits on what humans can remember is helping us ‘teach’ AI

An artificial neural network learns by adjusting synaptic weights—how strongly one artificial neuron connects to another—which in turn leads to ...
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Corvids are more brainiac than birdbrain: Crows may be able to reflect and ponder their own mind

Research unveiled on [September 24] in Science finds that crows know what they know and can ponder the content of their ...
Dyslexia shows the inborn nature of visual imagining and cognition

Dyslexia shows the inborn nature of visual imagining and cognition

Reading is a learned skill; no one is born reading. But learning to read relies on inborn human capacities for ...
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From confusion to comas: ⅓ of hospitalized COVID patients suffered deteriorating neurological function

Nearly a third of hospitalized Covid-19 patients experienced some type of altered mental function — ranging from confusion to delirium ...
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Gaming addiction doesn’t appear to foreshadow psychiatric problems

A gaming disorder is characterized by causing a variety of problems in a person’s personal and work life. It can ...
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Video: Antarctica research shows how isolation changes the brain

As humans grapple with pandemic-induced isolation, science is starting to offer insight into what may be happening in our brains when ...
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How the brain bends our sense of time

Time in the brain doesn't follow the steady ticking of the world's most precise clocks. Instead, it seems to fly by ...
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Intricate high synergy brain regions likely explanation for complex thinking

[Researchers at the University of Cambridge are studying] a new aspect of brain organization: synergy between brain regions. Some networks ...
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Comparing White and Black brains: Turns out ‘genetics’, ‘race’ and ancestry matter when diagnosing disorders

Early genetics studies were often limited to people of European ancestry. Scientists reasoned that focusing on this population made it ...
The insidious way COVID invades our brains

The insidious way COVID invades our brains

In a review paper published [September 22], researchers put spotlight on the potential long-term neurological consequences of COVID-19, dubbing it ...
Fear and anxiety may not be as separate as we have come to believe

Fear and anxiety may not be as separate as we have come to believe

[It’s commonly believed that] fear is a more basal response to an immediate threat thought to be controlled by the ...
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Male sexual desire linked to brain gene

The locus of male sexual desire has been uncovered in specific regions of brain tissue where a key gene named ...
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Meet the cyborg who can help decode the human brain

His motion capture suit, sensor-embedded gloves, and virtual reality eyewear were already enough to turn heads. But what stopped people ...
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Viewpoint: The choosiness myth — Why are there fewer women in science?

In 1879, French polymath Gustave Le Bon wrote that even in “the most intelligent races” there “are a large number of ...