Political neuroscience (political science, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience) unravelled the physiological indicators behind racism. Read more [...]
Is it business as usual for the Human Brain Project ? The €1.2billion programme has drawn gasps of praise and ridicule ever since it announced intentions to simulate the entire human brain within ten years. More than 750 researchers in the neuroscience Read more [...]
A European team of researchers has identified the mutation that triggers narcolepsy by studying a large family who suffer from this rare disorder. Read more [...]
In his latest book, Harnessed, cognitive scientist Mark Changizi, reveals how and why language, speech and music exist, and why they are apparently uniquely human attributes that separate us, as a species, from the rest of life on Earth. A fact that also gives us special responsibility for the Earth, you might say. According to Changizi, the "lower" parts of the brain, the bits that recognise the sounds of nature, the scuffs, cracks and bangs, were hijacked by the "upper" parts of our brain and give us speech as we evolved from our ape-like hominid ancestors. Read more [...]
Pivot Points is a monthly column by EuroScientist writer David Bradley.
The tabloid media seems to be hooked on addiction, there is no more inane opportunity than to climb aboard the soapbox gravy train or flog the old, dead sawhorses. But, there's Read more [...]
I lay flat on my back on the table. Large foam pads were placed under my elbows and round my neck. I was given a pair of headphones and a restraining strap was fixed across my forehead. Then I was shunted backwards into a narrow, cream-coloured tube. The door was locked and the room was filled with an incessant humming noise as the machine started. Soon the humming was replaced by squealing and the whole machine began to vibrate. Read more [...]