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A different kind of genius

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

When it comes to animal intelligence, your best friend may be smarter than you think. Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods explain.

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Baby consciousness pinpointed

Friday, 19 April 2013

A neurological ‘signature’ for conscious perception has been identified in babies as young as five months old, according to French scientists.

Chimps have superhuman skills

Chimp minds show superhuman skills – and ailments

Friday, 15 February 2013

Chimpanzees have superior working memory to humans, and may even suffer depression or post-traumatic stress.


“X-Factor” science to receive two billion euros

Monday, 28 January 2013

Research into the wonder material graphene and the neurochemistry of the human brain will receive up to two billion euros in funding, the biggest research award of its kind in history.

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The future of you

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Medical advances this century may will make our future more bizarre. Get ready for medical science to push the boundaries of what it means to be human.

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Mental health check for toddlers launched amid controversy

Wednesday, 4 July 2012 - 3 comments

Behaviour and social-emotional functioning assessments have been added to a regular health check for three-year-olds in Australia.

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Daydreaming improves thinking

Thursday, 18 January 2007 - 54 comments

Our minds may wander during boring tasks because daydreaming is actually the brain’s normal state, rather than a pointless distraction, according to a new U.S. study.


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