In quantum theory of cognition, memories are created by the act of remembering
Bee brains challenge view that larger brains are superior at understanding conceptual relationships
The enemy of my friend: Altruistic punishment in humans called into question
Evidence that Earth's first mass extinction was caused by critters not catastrophe
In the popular mind, mass extinctions are associated with catastrophic events, like giant meteorite impacts and volcanic super-eruptions.
Solitude breeds despair: Worm injects sperm into own head
From the shooting of sperm darts to post-coital cannibalism, there is not much that surprises researchers into the weird ways of animal sex.
Bow ties and cuttlefish: Researchers gain new insight into a visual super sense
An experiment originally designed to test the visual abilities of octopuses and cuttlefish has given University of Bristol researchers an unprecedented insight into the human ability to perceive polarized light - the super ...
Study finds males may contribute to offspring's mental development before pregnancy
A new study from Indiana University provides evidence in mice that males may play a positive role in the development of offspring's brains starting before pregnancy.
Social brains: Do insect societies share brain power?
The society you live in can shape the complexity of your brain—and it does so differently for social insects than for humans and other vertebrate animals.
Cooking up cognition: Study suggests chimps have cognitive capacity for cooking
These days, cooking dinner requires no more thought than turning a knob on a stovetop, but for early humans the notion that - simply by applying heat or fire - foods could be transformed into something both tastier and easier ...