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Brain Evolution

Brain Evolution Study Shows What We Gave Up To Get Smart

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 05.29.2014 | Science

Humans may be smart because energy once devoted to brawn was given up for brains, researchers say. The most powerful computer known is the brain. Th...

The Mind Does Not Belong In A Cubicle

The Atlantic | Laura Smith | Posted 04.29.2014 | World

A group of 16 people sits in front of large Mac desktops in clusters of three and four at a start-up in Brooklyn. Aside from the steady tapping away a...

Animal Smarts

Allen Frances | Posted 06.08.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

Accumulating evidence suggests that animals are a lot smarter and humans are a lot dumber than we previously thought. A recent study shows that the short term memory of chimpanzees far exceeds what we can expect from ourselves.

Primate Brain Study Sheds Light On Human Smarts

Posted 03.29.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/28/2013 09:53 AM EDT on LiveScience Brain organization, not overall size, may be the key ev...

EXPLAINED: Why It's Impossible To Stop Thinking

| Posted 12.04.2012 | Science

Why is it impossible to stop thinking, to render the mind a complete blank? —John Hendrickson, via email Barry Gordon, professor of neurology and c...

Your Brain Is Trying to Kill You

Greg Roach | Posted 06.10.2012 | Technology
Greg Roach

In the face of this tidal wave of uncertainty brought on by technology, the primordial structures of our brains are working overtime, with often debilitating, even toxic, consequences.

Why Teens Love Sex, Speed & Danger — And Why It's A Good Thing

Posted 01.04.2012 | Science

Why do some teens drive fast, drink too much and obsess about their social lives? The traditional narrative has been that teens' brains are a work in ...