Most people are much better at identifying colours than smells, but one group of hunter-gatherers from the Malay Peninsula shows the opposite pattern
Researchers have determined how morphine derivatives bind to the kappa opioid receptor, which should enable safer painkillers to be developed
Female monkeys spend more time staring at males that have highly masculine facial features, but we don’t know if they fancy them or fear them
Two “thinking” regions of human brains are much richer in a neurotransmitter called dopamine than the equivalent brain regions in apes and monkeys
It turns out our eardrums seem to change position in coordination with our eye movements. This may help our brains link what we see and hear
Stem cell scientists are modern day witches. The post Scientists Brew Up the Creepiest Batches of Brain Balls Yet appeared first on WIRED.
The words we hear are often obscured by other noises, but it doesn’t matter. Before we get a chance to notice, our brains guess what we should hear instead
It’s long been thought that living in a group leads to bigger brains – including in humans. But a surprising finding in woodpeckers shows this isn’t always the case
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There’s nothing anatomical stopping monkeys from making human-like sounds we could understand finds a new study, which suggests they lack the brains for it