Stories about ‘Biology’

The science of creativity is on the top five list of research interests of mine. It’s long been understood that the right hemisphere of the brain is where most of the imaginative and unstructured thinking takes place, which is why it’s thought of as the dominant hemisphere of creatives. However this research highlights the role …

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What do you think about a study and conclusion like this?

Sensational ? Does it further behavioral science, or not ? Not only do I tend to like studies that draw big picture conclusions, but I love them if they’re done well and the conclusions are supported by the results. When I come across a study like this, …

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By Carlos curated from ted.com -

Frans de Waal describes some clever experiments that showcase examples of morality in the animal kingdom. The most interesting, or the most easy to parallel to human sense of morality, is exhibited toward the end of the video and involves a pair of Capuchin monkeys. I won’t ruin the surprise- as hilarious as it is …

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A study involving the analysis of rhesus monkeys’ brains suggests how we may be physiologically wired to focus on emotional stimulus. Researchers injected a dye into the brains of 10 rhesus monkeys which traced individual neurons along the length of their axons.  It’s a technique that can highlight physiology in more detail than is possible …

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This article left me thinking that we’re continually looking to the institution of Science to be the authority of some common sense analysis and conclusions, except that it doesn’t always answer the questions it raises! Little, if anything at all appears resolved by this study, especially in the light of common folk wisdom -however, I …

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