Jun 15, 2014 — Animals are smarter than you think and our place in the world is not as secure as you might imagine. In fact, authors Karen Joy Fowler and Jeff VanderMeer say we're living on an alien planet.
May 23, 2014 — Do our morals hold fast when presented with a dilemma in a foreign language? A new study suggests they may not and commentator Alva NoŽ takes issue.
Jan 13, 2014 — Older people who took a few weeks of classes to train their brains reported doing slightly better at activities of daily living a decade later compared with people who hadn't been trained. But the perceived difference might be explained by the expectation that training would help.
Nov 1, 2013 — Using special eye-tracking cameras, researchers at the University of Rochester found that many people can perceive their own bodies moving, even in total darkness. Our minds instinctively fill in images when there aren't any real ones to see.
Oct 10, 2013 — How old you feel can affect your physical and mental health. Older people who took a memory test said they felt older after they took the test than they did before. But researchers say this age shift effect can be positive when older people are tested on something they're great at, like word puzzles.
Sep 4, 2013 — The aging brain may be more flexible than we thought, a study of older adults now suggests. After playing a racing car video game an hour a day, thrice weekly for a month, adults age 60 and over were better at multitasking than untrained 20-year-olds.
Feb 11, 2013 — The work of Edward C. Tolman broadened our understanding of humanity and paved the way for modern cognitive science. Commentator Tania Lombrozo waves the flag for the man and his ideas.
May 4, 2012 — Philosophy and neuroscience have a productive relationship. Philosopher Alva NoŽ talks about the neuroscience of consciousness over at Big Think.