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Viewpoint: Zombie pseudoscience — Evolution and intelligence studies are still shadowed by a focus on brain size

Jonathan Bartlett | Mind Matters | 
Phrenology is the detailed study of cranial sizes and shapes as a proxy for brain size and shape... Phrenology has ...
Altruism in animals: Why do animals sometimes adopt other species’ unrelated orphans?

Altruism in animals: Why do animals sometimes adopt other species’ unrelated orphans?

Denise O’Leary | Mind Matters | 
Animals don’t have reason or moral accountability but there is abundant evidence that mammals and birds have feelings. And feelings ...
Pop psychology and the myth of the ‘lizard brain’

Pop psychology and the myth of the ‘lizard brain’

Mind Matters | 
“As a neuroscientist, I see scientific myths about the brain repeated regularly in the media and corners of academic research,” ...
Some birds are quite smart but do they really ‘think like humans’?

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

Denyse O'Leary | Mind Matters | 
[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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