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30/05/2024 - 15:28
Certainly, when compared with other animals of a similar size, our brains are gigantic. The human brain has nearly quadrupled in size...
29/04/2024 - 12:40
Armed with such research, a coalition of scientists is calling for a rethink in the animal–human relationship. If there’s “a realistic...
17/03/2024 - 14:27
My parents raised my sisters and I bilingually from birth. They sought advice and were told to only speak their respective languages to us...
02/03/2024 - 15:44
I turned 18 the day before I left home for university, conveniently passing the UK's age threshold for buying alcohol just in...
10/02/2024 - 16:10
ower napping is a rising trend worldwide. But does a quick catnap during the day actually work? Does it leave you feeling refreshed and...
14/01/2024 - 12:00
It may have looked like clunky blocks of circuitry, soldered together by hand in a mass of wires and boxes, but what Cowan was witnessing...
15/10/2023 - 19:17
For a moment, I panicked. Then the teacher called on me, I opened my mouth, and words emerged. Where had they come from? Evidently, I’d had...
26/06/2023 - 12:06
Now researchers say they have found evidence to suggest napping may help to protect against brain shrinkage. That is of interest, the team...
08/06/2023 - 13:08
Followers of Descartes have argued that consciousness is a uniquely human attribute, perhaps facilitated by language, that allows us to...
10/03/2023 - 14:52
As a philosopher of mind, I think the key ingredients of personal transformation are not always found in tectonic events. Drawing from...
21/11/2022 - 13:49
One of his proudest inventions was a homemade burglar alarm that alerted him whenever his parents entered his room. He used a microscope to...
23/07/2022 - 12:02
I'm standing in line at my local bakery in Paris, apologising to an incredibly confused shopkeeper. He's just asked how many pastries I...

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