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Exploring the mystery of consciousness: Is it everywhere in nature?

Exploring the mystery of consciousness: Is it everywhere in nature?

Christof Koch | 
Accounting for the nature of consciousness appears elusive, with many claiming that it cannot be defined at all, yet defining ...
‘Tip-of-the-tongue’ phenomenon: Does it signal cognitive decline and dementia?

‘Tip-of-the-tongue’ phenomenon: Does it signal cognitive decline and dementia?

Richard Roberts, Roger Kreuz | 
[A] person is certain she knows the word she is searching for. It may seem as if the AWOL term ...
Contemplating human extinction

Contemplating human extinction

Thomas Moynihan | 
Whether designer pathogen or malicious AI, we now recognize many ways to die. But when did people first start actually ...
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Viewpoint: Don’t waste your money on banking your baby’s umbilical cord blood

Mikkael Sekeres | 
[I]n the U.S., the practice of storing umbilical cord blood is steadily on the rise. Banking cord blood in case a ...
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Number instinct: Numerical ability is deeply rooted in our shared animal evolution

Andreas Nieder | 
Considering the multitude of situations in which we humans use numerical information, life without numbers is inconceivable. But what was ...
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Do bilinguals have a lower risk of developing dementia?

Richard Roberts, Roger Kreuz | 
If the benefits of being bilingual spill over to other aspects of cognition, then we would expect to see a ...
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