Perception, thought and cognition

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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.

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Beer taste triggers reward chemical in brain

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

The taste of beer, even without any effect from alcohol, triggers a key reward chemical in the brain, according to a study that explores how people become hooked on booze.


Even non-amputees feel ‘phantom limbs’

Friday, 12 April 2013

Amputees often experience ‘phantom limbs’, or the sensation that their missing limb is still present, but a Swedish study has shown that even non-amputees can experience the bizarre sensation.

Is your red the same as my red

Is your red the same as my red?

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 - 1 comment

Michael Stevens, aka VSauce, asks, Is your red the same as my red?

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Epilepsy drug has long-term effect on child IQ

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

A drug found to affect the cognitive ability of toddlers born to women who took the medication for epilepsy has a longer-term impact on their IQ, according to a new study.

The Military Brain

Killer instinct

Monday, 21 January 2013

Advances in neuroscience and technology could lead to the mind becoming the ultimate weapon.

Hot chocolate taste better orange cup_Cosmos science magazine

Hot chocolate tastes better in an orange cup

Monday, 7 January 2013

European scientists say they have found further evidence that how you serve food and drink matters hugely in the perception of taste.

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Mind-controlled hand a breakthrough for the paralysed

Monday, 17 December 2012

An advanced robot hand has been created that offers far more accurate and natural movements than any previous prosthetic limbs, Pentagon-backed scientists announced.

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Just the facts ain’t enough, ma’am

Wednesday, 18 July 2012 - 8 comments

Simply presenting people with evidence does not alter beliefs, especially those that are deeply held. But that doesn’t mean you have to tolerate quackery.

News cycle lead by mainstream media_COSMOS science magazine

News cycle led by mainstream media, not blogs

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Is the ‘news cycle’ just a perception, or is it a real phenomenon? For the first time, researchers – who tracked 90 million articles over the three-month period – have an answer.


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