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Teams of bacteria have working memories remarkably like ours
This finding illuminates an unexpected connection between the abilities of simple organisms and complex neurons in the human brain.
Why we evolved to feel empathy during pandemics and other disasters
Empathy is a complex trait that could massively benefit or harm individuals.
Kea parrots use statistics to get what they want
Polly wants a black token — and knows how to get it.
Check out the most complete 3D brain map ever made
The model shows a fruit fly’s 20 million synapses linking about 25,000 neurons.
Emotions may be universal, but they aren’t easy to translate
Anxiety is tied to anger in some languages, while in others it’s more related to grief.
How your tongue tells your brain what you’re tasting
All hail the mighty taste bud.
New research links air pollution to increased risk of depression and bipolar disorder
Bad air quality is also associated with dementia and cardiovascular disease.
Americans reported hearing torturous sounds in Cuba—and now their brains seem changed
People with “Havana syndrome” have differences in their brains compared to healthy people.
Brain interfaces aren’t nearly as easy as Elon Musk makes them seem
We don’t know enough about the brain for you to control your smartphone with yours.
Zebrafish could teach humans a lot about the science of sleep
Proper sleep is more important than you might think.