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Daniel Dennett not sceptical enough about qualia? It seems unlikely. Dennett’s trenchant view can be summed up in two words: "What qualia?” By Peter...
The protein that has long been suspected by scientists of being the master switch allowing brains to function has now been verified by an Iowa State...
What are wisdom's unifying characteristics, and how does wisdom differ from other traits? Compassion. Self-understanding. Morality. Emotional...
Stem cells derived from the endometrium (uterine lining) and transplanted into the brains of laboratory mice with Parkinson's disease appear to...
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered that a compound in dark chocolate may protect the brain after a stroke by increasing cellular signals...
Electrical currents are invisible to the naked eye – at least they are when they flow through metal cables. In nerve cells, however, scientists are...
How many times have you, after a particularly hard day, reached for some chocolate or ice cream? It's common for many people, but for those trying to...
The ability to infer what another person is thinking is an essential tool for social interaction and is known by neuroscientists as "Theory of Mind...
Children learn a great deal by imitating adults. A new study of Australian preschoolers and Kalahari Bushman children finds that a particular kind of...
Although there is no known cause of autism, studies have shown that mutations in several genes are associated with the developmental brain disorder....

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