News tagged with mentality

What makes us human?

What separates humans from other animals, including our closest relatives? It's one of those big questions perennially posed by the evo-curious public. But until recently I seldom gave it much thought. Mostly because the ...

dateJun 03, 2014 in Evolution
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Your dog remembers what you did

People have a remarkable ability to remember and recall events from the past, even when those events didn't hold any particular importance at the time they occurred. Now, researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology ...

dateNov 23, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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A robot prepared for self-awareness

A year ago, researchers at Bielefeld University showed that their software endowed the walking robot Hector with a simple form of consciousness. Their new research goes one step forward: they have now developed a software ...

dateApr 01, 2015 in Robotics
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