Researchers from the "Cognitive Neuroimaging" unit at NeuroSpin have identified a network of brain regions whose organisation may at least partly explain the specificity of the cognitive functions of the human species. These ...
A chimpanzee's intelligence is largely determined by its genes, while environmental factors may be less important than scientists previously thought, according to a Georgia State University research study.
Researchers from Tufts University, Brown University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are teaming with the U.S. Navy to explore technology that would pave the way for developing robots capable of making moral decisions.
Yes. At least over 100 generations in Drosophila melanogaster vinegar flies.
Does my dog only think of eating, sleeping and chasing squirrels? Does my girlfriend's cat really have the capacity to plot my accidental death? Are cows just walking hamburgers and pigeons intent on world domination?
Humans can see an object—a chair, for example—and understand what they are seeing, even when something about it changes, such as its position. A computer, on the other hand, can't do that. It can learn to recognize a ...
New research published today in Journal of the Royal Society Interface suggests that human language was made possible by the evolution of particular psychological abilities.
Human infants' responses to the vocalizations of non-human primates shed light on the developmental origin of a crucial link between human language and core cognitive capacities, a new study reports.
(Phys.org) —The squirming larva of the humble fruit fly, which shares a surprising amount of genetic material with the human being, is helping scientists to understand the way we learn information from one another.